Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Jordan

International Reserves

US$ 13,826 billion (Source: World bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 37 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

42 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
8.1% 8.1% 8.2% 7.2% 5.5% 2.3% 2.6%
2012 2013 2014*        
2.7% 3.3% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 5,456 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$6,281 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.04% 0.03% 0.04% 0.05% 0.05%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 3.2% 
  • industry: 29.9% 
  • services: 67% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
5.0% 4.4% 4.6% 5.5% 3.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
12.5% 12.9% 12.2% 12.2% 12.2%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
67.1% 70.7% 80.2% 87.7% 91.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-5.6% -6.8% -8.2% -5.3% -4.4%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB-

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 22 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010 2011 2012
US$30.86 billion US$27.18 billion US$27 billion

2010 Estimate    2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Jordan

Arab Bank (Regional Banks) (2014)

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -4.705 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-12.882% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

42.5% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.04% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.12% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$7.914 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals

Total imports

US$ 18.61 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

crude oil, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals

Exports - major partners

US 16.6%, Iraq 15.1%, Saudi Arabia 11%, India 10.5%, Indonesia 4.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Saudi Arabia 23.6%, China 9.4%, US 6.7%, Italy 4.7%, Turkey 4.6% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,474 million US$ 1,497 million US$ 1,798 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 31 million US$ 5 million US$ 16 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ -29 million US$ 37 million US$-2 million US$ 0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 119 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 117 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 133 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 104 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 170 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 57 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 35 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 111 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 41 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 113 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

64

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 39 Score: 69.2 (Moderately Free) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

89,342 sq km

Capital

Amman

Currency

Jordanian dinars (JOD)

Government type

constitutional monarchy

Languages

Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

Religions

Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <.1, folk religion <.1, unaffiliated <.1, other <.1 (2010 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
3.468 million 4.857 million 6.113 million 6.694 million 7.499 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
50.9% 60% 80% 83%
Population median age

21.8 years (est. 2014)

Population growth rate

3.86% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

74.1 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

95.9% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

3.46% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.43 (2010)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

125.55% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

34.9% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Amman: 103rd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3.742 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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