Arab Country Profiles

Jordan

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  • Country name : Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital : Amman
  • Area : 89,342 km²
  • Population : 7,930,491 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 3.86% (2014 - surge due to Syrian refugee crisis)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 74.1 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 35.8% - 15-64 years : 60.3% - 65 years and over : 3.9%
  • Urbanisation : 83.4% (2014)
  • Labour force : 1.959 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $36.55 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 2% - industry : 20% - services : 78 %
  • GDP – per capita : $11,900 (2014)
  • Natural resources : phosphate, potash, shale oil
  • Industries : clothing, fertilisers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism
  • Industrial production growth rate : 2.4% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 2% - permanent crops : 1% - other : 97%
  • Agricultural products : citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, sheep, poultry, dairy products
  • Exports in general : $8.556 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $26.23 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : clothing, fertilisers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals
  • Exports – partners : US (16.6%), Iraq (15.1), Saudi Arabia (11), India (10.5), Indonesia (4.2) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $21.1 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $346 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : crude oil, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals
  • Imports – partners : Saudi Arabia (23.6%), China (9.4), US (6.7), Italy (4.7), Turkey (4.6) (2014)
  • Current account balance : -$3.192 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $9.845 billion - expenditures : $11.42 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $16.51 billion (31 December 2014)

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