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Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency New Sheqel (NIS)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 6020  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 4219 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 700.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Ramallah (75) Administrative Capital.  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 10255  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 8331  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 4634  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 5.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 9.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 2430.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2076.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1301.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 2638.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2225.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1402.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 17.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 17.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 27.1  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 3.73 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 3.55 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 4.60 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -2205 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 2011.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -691 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -1152 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 157 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 148 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 119 Refers to West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2012 103  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 87  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 93  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 80  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 107  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 93  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 80  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 107  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2012 23.0  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 23.7  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 23.5  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 26.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 24.6 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 26.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 11.5 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 11.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.6 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 15.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 14.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 14.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 66.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 66.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.2  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 490 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 522 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 88 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 71.2 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 64.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 16.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 41.1 ITU estimate. 2011. Refers to total population.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 37.4 ITU estimate. Refers to total population.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 16.0 ITU estimate. Age group 10 years and over.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 782.4  
Imports (million US$) 2012 4697.4  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -3915.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Israel (81.7), Jordan (7.5), United Arab Emirates (1.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Israel (71.3), Turkey (5.0), China (4.2)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.1 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Urban population (%) 2013 74.8 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 40.1 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 4.8/4.3 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 103.1 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 74.9/71.4 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 19.2 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.1 Includes East Jerusalem.  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 50.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 256.5/5.9 Includes East Jerusalem. Refugees are not part of the foreign-born migrant stock in the State of Palestine.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 0 Value is zero, not available or not applicable.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 89.1/84.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 57.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 20  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 1.5  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 2363/0.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 286.0  
Trade Profile
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