Iran: Economy

Economic Trivia

Petroleum accounts for 80% of Iran's all exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Petrochemicals; Fertilizers; Caustic Soda

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $1,207 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -5.8% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $15,586 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 18/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 39.266% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $11,477 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 44.1% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -11.692% (2011)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.555% (2007)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $12,481,000,000 (2000)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 26,129,887 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 21.2% (2008)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 32.2% (2008)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 46.5% (2008)
Unemployment Rate 13.1% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $61,612 million (2007)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $92,050 million (2007)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 30.235% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,870 million (2012)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,357,000,000 (2000)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Iran’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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