Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Yemen

International Reserves

US$ 5,344 billion (Source: World bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 43 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

66 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
5.6% 3.2% 3.3% 3.6% 3.9% 7.7% -12.7%
2012 2013 2014*        
2.4% 4.4% 5.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,572 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$2,399 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A 0.07% 0.09% 0.09% 0.07%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 7.7% 
  • industry:30.9% 
  • services: 61.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
11.2% 19.5% 9.9% 11.1% 10.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
42.2% 45.2% 48.0% 49.9% 51.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-4.0% -4.5% -6.4% -7.1% -6.7%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Yemen

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -651 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-1.508% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

N/A

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.04% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 6.694 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, liquefied natural gas

Total imports

US$ 10.970 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

food and live animals, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Exports - major partners

China 41%, Thailand 19.2%, India 11.4%, South Korea 4.4% (2013 est.)

Imports - major partners

EU 48.8%, UAE 9.8%, Switzerland 8.8%, China 7.4%, India 5.8% (2013 est.)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ -518 million US$ -531 million US$ -134 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 77 million US$ 71 million US$ 73 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 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

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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: 133 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 114 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 85 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 61 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 138 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 128 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 129 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 101 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 116 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 126 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

142

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 123 Score: 55.5 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

527,968 sq km

Capital

Sanaa

Currency

Yemeni rials (YER)

Government type

republic

Languages

Arabic (official)

Religions

Muslim 99.1% (official; virtually all are citizens, an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia), other 0.9% (includes Jewish, Baha'i, Hindu, and Christian; many are refugees or temporary foreign residents) (2010 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
12.086 million 17.937 million 24.398 million 27.46 million 31.648 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
9.1% 17% 26% 33%
Population median age

18.6 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.72% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

64.83 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

 65.3% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

37.3% (2005)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.9 (2005)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 6 (2012)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 4.7%   Mobile 69.0% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

20.00% (2013)

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)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.0 (2010)

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