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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 89318  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 7748  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 87.3  
Capital city 2015 Amman  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 1155 Excluding Syrian refugees.  
Currency 2015 Jordanian Dinar (JOD)  
UN membership date 2013 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 35827  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 26425  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 12589  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.1  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 2.3  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 8.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 4831.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4054.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 2360.5  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 3.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 3.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 3.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 28.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 29.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 26.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 68.2  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 67.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 70.2  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 1.8  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 2.0  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 3.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 18.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 17.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 20.7 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 79.6  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 80.5  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 76.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 11.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 12.5 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 14.8 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 14.1/64.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 15.4/67.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 12.3/67.6 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 177  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 137 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 137 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 109 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 105 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -2419  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1882  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -2271  
Exports (million US$) 2015 7860.3  
Imports (million US$) 2015 20043.0  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -12182.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (18.4), Saudi Arabia (14.8), Free zones (10.7) See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Saudi Arabia (15.5), China (12.9), United States (6.2)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.1  
Urban population (%) 2015 83.7  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 75.5/72.2  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 65  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 3112.0/41.0 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 3990 Including nationals residing abroad.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 684795 Includes 32,800 Iraqi refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan. The Government estimated the number of Iraqis at 400,000 individuals at the end of March 2015. This included refugees and other categories of Iraqis.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 17  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 7.5 Data revision. The public expenditure on health includes contributions from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) made to Palestinian refugees residing in Jordanian territories.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 88.2/89.3 2012.  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 86.4/82.3 2012.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 51.6/43.8 2012.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 2.3 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 12.0  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 147.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 44.0 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 6.0  
Threatened species 2015 102  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 1.1 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 24807/3.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 7  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 45.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 2.1  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 97.8/92.3  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 98.6/98.9  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 7.6  
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