Jordan: Economy

Economic Trivia

Trade and finance combined account for nearly one-third of GDP.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): Saudi Arabia, United States, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Apparel: Knit, Fertilizers , and Pharmaceuticals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Clothing; Fertilizers; Potash; Phosphate Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $79,616,417,860 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.096% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $12,050 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 89/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.809% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $23,969,857,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 29.5% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.361% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 19.022% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,419,015,493) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 1,771,679 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.8% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 18.5% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.6% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 11.1% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $24,796,056,338 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $15,506,760,563 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 86.753% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,760,422,535 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $6,596,760,563 (2014)
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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, Jordan’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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