Arab Country Profiles

Iraq

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  • Country name : Republic of Iraq
  • Capital : Baghdad
  • Area : 438,317 km²
  • Population : 32,585,692 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 2.23% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 71.42 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 36.7% - 15-64 years : 60.1% - 65 years and over : 3.2%
  • Urbanisation : 69.4% (2014)
  • Labour force : 8.9 million (2010)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $232.2 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : -0.5% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 3.3% - industry : 64.5% - services : 32.2%
  • GDP – per capita : $14,100 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, gas, phosphate, sulfur
  • Industries : petroleum, chemicals, textiles, leather, construction materials, food processing, fertilisers, metals
  • Industrial production growth rate : 6.4% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 8.4% - permanent crops : 0.5% - other : 91.1%
  • Agricultural products : wheat, barley, rice, vegetables, dates, cotton, cattle, sheep, poultry
  • Exports in general : $94.43 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $6.02 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : crude oil (84%), crude materials, food and live animals
  • Exports – partners : US (21.4%), India (21.1), China (13.8), South Korea (11.2), Canada (4.8) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $62.34 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $232 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : food, medicine, manufacturer products
  • Imports – partners : Turkey (27.8%), Syria (15.9), China (12.6), US (5.2), South Korea (4.8) (2014)
  • Current account balance : $21.12 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $101.4 billion - expenditures : $94.58 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $74 billion (31 December 2014)

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