Arab Country Profiles

Palestine

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  • Country name : Palestine
  • Capital : East Jerusalem
  • Area : 6,257 km²
  • Population : 4,547,431 (2014 - West Bank and Gaza strip)
  • Population growth rate : 1.99% (2014, WB)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 75.69 years (2014, WB)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 33.7% - 15-64 years : 62.5% - 65 years and over : 3.8%
  • Urbanisation : 75% (2014)
  • Labour force : 1,066,000 (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $6.4 billion (2014 est. for WB)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 0.5% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 2.9%- industry : 23.6% - services : 73.5%
  • GDP – per capita : $4,900 (2012)
  • Natural resources : natural gas
  • Industries : textiles, food processing, furniture, quarrying
  • Industrial production growth rate : NA
  • Land use : arable land : 7.4% - permanent crops : 11% - other : 81.6%
  • Agricultural products : olives, fruits, vegetables, flowers, beef, dairy products
  • Exports in general : $2.107 billion (2014 est.)
  • Exports to Belgium : $4.6 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : strawberries, vegetables, fruits, olives, limestone
  • Imports in general : $7.674 billion (2014 est.)
  • Imports from Belgium : $6.3 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : food, consumer products, construction materials, petroleum, chemicals
  • Current account balance : $-2.894 million (2014 est.)
  • Budget : revenues : $2.742 billion - expenditures : $4.279 billion (2014)

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