General profile: Jordan

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
10.203 Millions
0.710 JOD/US$
43 585 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 88 780 km²
0.40 %
-1.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-4.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
4 302
7 028
7 833
7 943
Merchandise imports
10 498
15 564
20 475
17 011
Merchandise trade balance
-6 196
-8 535
-12 642
-9 068
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %73 %73 %6 %6 %14 %14 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
1 7548668356643531 754866835664353
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
2 412
5 724
6 288
(e) 2 459
Services imports
2 542
4 419
4 611
(e) 3 010
Services trade balance
-130
1 305
1 677
(e) -550
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
19.5
19.5
19.6
(e) 21.7
Travel
59.7
62.6
64.6
(e) 57.3
Other services
20.8
17.8
15.7
(e) 21.0
TRADE INDICES
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11011398959210097969598105119130113116105105979681699695999391100949810699108157149116113112108111123125126
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-1.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
12 982
27 134
38 587
43 585
GDP per capita, current US$
2 252
3 737
4 164
4 272
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
8.15
2.31
2.50
-1.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-17.50
-6.94
-8.99
-7.07
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.709
0.710
0.710
0.710
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
73.716.222.536.549.273.716.222.536.549.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
1 984.49
1 688.59
1 600.28
(j) 726.06
FDI outflows
163.19
28.45
0.99
26.48
Personal remittances, % of GDP
18.65
13.35
13.86
8.95
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
3 901.34 389.34 472.04 432.04 374.65 348.36 369.75 342.83 848.33 683.93 622.93 465.23 510.23 326.42 793.92 420.92 287.42 201.12 135.02 011.31 845.17267309552 0301 5531 6002 1781 9471 5481 4861 6892 4132 8262 6223 5441 984937547238274913FDI 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
-39.14
-20.92
-20.19
(e) -21.95
Balance, % of imports
-43.09
-31.14
-35.56
(e) -47.91
Normalized balance
-0.275
-0.184
-0.216
(e) -0.315
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
708588898893108110117118113111140141136143
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
80%Male 80%Female
20%Female 20%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.005 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
211
369
103
107
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
17.26
22.91
33.50
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
606 000
767 000
857 283
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
3.24
1.29
1.78
1.00
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.86
4.26
4.40
4.99
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 January 2022