General profile: Oman

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.829 Millions
0.385 OMR/US$
82 658 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 309 500 km²
0.88 %
2.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+41.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
18 692
36 601
31 927
(e) 46 637
Merchandise imports
8 971
19 973
29 007
(e) 25 412
Merchandise trade balance
9 721
16 629
2 919
(e) 21 226
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
0 %0 %25 %25 %62 %62 %7 %7 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
19 6235 0573 6172 9992 64819 6235 0573 6172 9992 648
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Services exports
939
1 808
3 395
-
Services imports
3 145
6 364
10 215
-
Services trade balance
-2 207
-4 557
-6 819
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
31.9
29.1
37.0
-
Travel
45.7
43.3
45.4
-
Other services
22.4
27.6
17.6
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2018
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
GDP, current
31 082
57 048
68 921
82 658
GDP per capita, current US$
12 377
18 757
16 151
17 115
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.49
1.96
4.66
2.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
16.66
8.12
-15.89
-5.26
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.385
0.385
0.385
0.385
GDP by expenditure in 2017
(as % of total GDP)
40.025.931.344.441.640.025.931.344.441.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.7 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2018
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
FDI inflows
(j) 1 538.00
(j) 1 243.17
(j) -2 171.65
(j) 4 190.51
FDI outflows
(j) 234.00
(j) 1 498.05
(j) 335.50
(j) 566.51
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.13
0.07
0.06
0.05
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
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TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Balance, % of GDP
27.21
24.84
3.34
-
Balance, % of imports
75.68
58.45
6.25
-
Normalized balance
0.275
0.226
0.030
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
101941101171281161161101051091099999
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2018
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
80%Male 80%Female
20%Female 20%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.001 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2018
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
9
14
14
14
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
33.97
41.90
53.78
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
3 943 835
3 569 000
4 223 712
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.18
0.10
0.16
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.38
2.40
3.13
..
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.
j
Asset/liability basis.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 November 2019