Due to political unrest, the information on these pages may not reflect current conditions in the country.
(by per capita GNI) Source: The World Bank
Possible values: High Income, Upper Middle Income, Lower Middle Income and Low Income
|Lower Middle Income|
Level of Development
Source: United Nations
Possible values: Developed, In Transition and Developing
Yemen is a beneficiary of the Friends of Yemen organization, which consists of several countries pledging to support Yemen's efforts to reform itself economically and politically.
Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.
Top 3 Trade Partners (2019): United Arab Emirates, China, and Saudi Arabia
|Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook||
Crude Oil Production and Petroleum Refining; Cotton Textiles and Leather Goods; Food Processing; Handicrafts
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 
|GDP, PPP (current international)||$73,387,720,841 (2018)|
|GDP Growth Rate (annual %)||-2.062% (2021)|
|GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international)||$2,575 (2018)|
GDP Country Rank 105/197 (2018)
GDP Composition %
Economic Indicators 
|Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)||8.105% (2014)|
|External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$)||$7,587,261,730 (2021)|
|Total tax rate (% of commercial profits)||26.6% (2019)|
|Real Interest Rate (5 year average %)||11.789% (2013)|
|Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP)||3.771% (2018)|
|Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$)||($2,418,960,821) (2016)|
Labor and Employment 
|Labor Force, Total||7,815,910 (2022)|
|Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment)||28.093% (2021)|
|Employment in Industry (% of total employment)||11.67% (2021)|
|Employment in Services (% of total employment)||60.237% (2021)|
|Unemployment Rate||13.59% (2022)|
|Imports of goods and services (current US$)||$8,407,513,091 (2020)|
|Exports of goods and services (current US$)||$1,179,872,637 (2020)|
|Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP)||28.882% (2022)|
|FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$)||($370,982,778) (2019)|
|Commercial Service Exports (current US$)||$308,655,570 (2016)|
Economic Snapshot 
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, Yemen’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.