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 (2015): Saudi Arabia, China, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): 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) $82,631,102,215 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.383% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $10,880 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 87/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -0.873% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $24,255,798,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 29.5% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.057% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.467% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,331,746,479) (2015)
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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$) $22,528,219,761 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $14,190,755,121 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 86.753% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,274,788,732 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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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