General profile: Iran (Islamic Republic of)

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
81.163 Millions
33 226.298 IRR/US$
459 662 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 1 628 550 km²
10.48 %
4.30 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+24.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
56 252
101 316
(e) 63 100
(e) 91 000
Merchandise imports
40 041
65 404
(e) 41 800
(e) 49 000
Merchandise trade balance
16 211
35 912
(e) 21 300
(e) 42 000
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %20 %20 %69 %69 %5 %5 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
27 87311 32510 5717 2776 95927 87311 32510 5717 2776 959
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
4 999
8 853
11 085
(e) 10 106
Services imports
10 840
18 893
15 872
(e) 16 731
Services trade balance
-5 841
-10 040
-4 787
(e) -6 625
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
46.5
43.7
35.5
-
Travel
15.8
27.5
39.6
-
Other services
37.6
28.8
(e) 25.0
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
226 452
491 099
393 436
459 662
GDP per capita, current US$
3 216
6 586
4 958
5 663
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.19
5.80
-1.32
4.30
Current account balance, % of GDP
6.80
5.61
(e) 0.31
(e) 4.00
Exchange rate (/US$)
8 963.959
10 254.176
29 011.491
33 226.298
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
49.413.333.222.420.849.413.333.222.420.8
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
2 889.19
3 648.97
2 050.00
5 019.00
FDI outflows
414.56
238.96
119.69
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.46
0.24
0.34
0.30
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 378.81 378.81 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 181.01 181.01 072.01 072.01 115.01 115.01 115.01 115.01 032.01 032.01 032.01 032.01 032.01 032.01 178.01 178.0851.0851.0682.0682.0536.0536.05 0195 0193 3723 3722 0502 0502 1052 1053 0503 0504 6624 6624 2774 2773 6493 6492 9832 9831 9801 9802 0182 0182 3182 3182 8892 8893 0373 0372 8772 8773 5193 5194084081941941 378.81 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 330.01 181.01 072.01 115.01 115.01 032.01 032.01 032.01 178.0851.0682.0536.05 0193 3722 0502 1053 0504 6624 2773 6492 9831 9802 0182 3182 8893 0372 8773 519408194FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
6.76
5.56
0.14
(e) 4.85
Balance, % of imports
28.22
28.92
0.77
(e) 23.03
Normalized balance
0.124
0.126
0.004
(e) 0.103
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
47413842343242444448515455
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
81%Male 81%Female
19%Female 19%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.354 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
9 114
1 333
4 548
6 598
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
14.23
30.73
11.91
40.63
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
3 045 500
2 165 250
3 091 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.03
0.04
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.57
3.63
..
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
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Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018