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Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Jordanian Dinar (JOD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 89328  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 7009  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 78.5  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Amman (1179)  
United Nations membership date 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 30937  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 26425  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 12589  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 2.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 2.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 4413.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4094.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 2402.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 4386.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4080.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 2466.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 26.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 23.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 30.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 0.71 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.71 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.71 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -5694  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1882  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -2272  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 163  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2012 105 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 105 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 128  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 128  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 17.5  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 18.7  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 20.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 2.0  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.0  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.4 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 15.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 15.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 12.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 66.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 67.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 4162 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 4207 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 2987 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 143  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 205  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 139.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 107.0  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 58.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 41.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 27.2 Age group 5 years and over.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 12.9  
Exports (million US$) 2012 7877.1  
Imports (million US$) 2012 20691.4  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -12814.3  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Iraq (15.5), United States (14.3), Free zones (9.9) See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Saudi Arabia (23.5), China (9.4), United States (6.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population (%) 2013 83.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 34.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 5.5/5.2  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 104.2  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 75.5/72.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 17.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 59.3  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 2925.8/40.2 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 616042 Refugee figure for Iraqis in Jordan is a Government estimate. UNHCR has registered and is assisting 24,900 Iraqis at mid-2013.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 4.9 1999.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 94.4/93.7  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 52.7  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 2.6/11.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 12.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 99  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 1.1  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 20804/3.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 1155.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 269  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 11.3/23.5  
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