General profile: Syrian Arab Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
18.270 Millions
(e) 492.611 SYP/US$
(e) 25 834 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 183 630 km²
28.06 %
-2.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
8 708
12 796
(e) 1 600
(e) 1 800
Merchandise imports
10 862
17 562
(e) 5 000
(e) 5 100
Merchandise trade balance
-2 154
-4 765
(e) -3 400
(e) -3 300
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %31 %31 %18 %18 %4 %4 %44 %44 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
72921910074737292191007473
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
2 910
7 333
-
-
Services imports
2 359
3 533
-
-
Services trade balance
551
3 800
-
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
7.5
7.2
-
-
Travel
66.8
84.4
-
-
Other services
25.7
8.4
-
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-2.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
28 397
60 465
28 378
(e) 25 834
GDP per capita, current US$
1 552
2 877
1 515
(e) 1 414
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
6.22
3.44
-5.30
-2.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
1.05
-0.61
-10.41
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
53.049
46.172
262.344
(e) 492.611
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
59.712.128.532.332.659.712.128.532.332.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
583.00
1 469.20
..
..
FDI outflows
..
..
..
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
2.90
2.68
5.71
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 349.91 349.91 325.01 325.01 030.41 030.4795.0795.0823.0823.0855.0855.0889.0889.0135.0135.0170.0170.0180.0180.08048041 4691 4692 5702 5701 4661 4661 2421 2426596595835833203201601601151151101102702701 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 622.51 349.91 325.01 030.4795.0823.0855.0889.0135.0170.0180.08041 4692 5701 4661 242659583320160115110270FDI 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
1.45
0.33
-
-
Balance, % of imports
3.70
1.01
-
-
Normalized balance
0.018
0.005
-
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
68656074777680
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
83%Male 83%Female
17%Female 17%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.003 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
649
344
60
60
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
11.84
15.17
17.43
11.90
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
630 427
105 000
105 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.00
0.02
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
3.29
2.22
..
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
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: 14 August 2018