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 (2019): Saudi Arabia, United States, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Apparel: Knit, Fertilizers , and Pharmaceuticals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Clothing; Fertilizers; Potash; Phosphate Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $105,614,258,171 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -1.551% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $10,351 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 88/197 (2020)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.333% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $38,016,104,454 (2020)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 28.6% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.763% (2020)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.271% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,706,873,239) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,595,850 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.035% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 24.365% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 72.6% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 18.5% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $18,200,788,732 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $10,365,211,268 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 57.106% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $825,492,958 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,273,661,972 (2020)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank