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Jordan
Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Jordanian Dinar (JOD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 89328  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 6330  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 70.9  
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$) 2011 28840  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 26425  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 12589  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 2.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 2.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 4556.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4271.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 2357.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 4597.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4309.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 2420.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 24.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 23.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 30.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 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$) 2011 -2885  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1882  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -2272  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 156  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 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) 2011 134  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 134  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 18.1  
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) 2011 1.7  
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. (%) 2011 15.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 15.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 12.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 65.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 65.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 66.9  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 3975 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 4557 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 2987 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 186 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 205  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 125.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 114.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 70.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 34.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 27.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 12.9  
Exports (million US$) 2011 7963.5  
Imports (million US$) 2011 18301.1  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -10337.6  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Iraq (15.2), United States (13.1), India (10.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Saudi Arabia (22.8), China (10.0), United States (5.9)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population (%) 2012 83.0  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 36.1  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.9/5.8  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 105.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 75.2/72.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 19.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 59.3  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 2973.0/45.9 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 455986 Refugee figure for Iraqis in Jordan is a Government estimate. UNHCR has registered and is assisting 32,200 Iraqis.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 4.9 1999.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 90.7/88.5  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 52.1  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 2.6/11.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 10.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 93  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 1.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 22530/3.7  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1280.0  
Rainfall 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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