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.

Top 3 Trade Partners: Data unavailable
Top 3 Exported Goods: Oil & Mineral Fuels, Organic Chemicals, and Plastics

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Petrochemicals; Fertilizers; Caustic Soda

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,280,896,421,912 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.459% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $16,392 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 18/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 17.235% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $7,646,571,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 44.1% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -2.388% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.555% (2007)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $12,481,000,000 (2000)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 26,643,005 (2013)
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 13.2% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $61,611,801,054 (2007)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $92,050,452,983 (2007)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 33.9% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,049,945,000 (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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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