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Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 83600  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 9206  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 110.1  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Abu Dhabi (942)  
United Nations membership date 9 December 1971  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 383799  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 287422  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 180617  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 4.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 41691.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 34048.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 43534.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 43206.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 35099.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 44229.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 21.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 24.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 3.67 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 3.67 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 3.67 Official rate.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 71  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 71  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 23.1 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 2009. May. Excludes labour camps. 
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 39.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. Population census. December.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 3.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 2009. May. Excludes labour camps. 
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 4.9 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. Population census. December.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 46.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 46.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 37.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 91.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 89.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 91.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. Includes domestic tourism and nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. Includes domestic tourism and nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7126 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. Arrivals in hotels only. Includes domestic tourism and nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 181405  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 178966  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 169.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 145.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 111.4  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 85.0 Age group 15 to 74 years using the Internet within the last 3 months (excludes population living in working camps).  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 68.0 Refers to the total population.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 40.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 252556.0 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 210945.0 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 41611.0 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Asia nes (37.8), Areas nes (26.0), India (9.6) 2011. See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Areas nes (23.9), India (13.6), China (7.1) 2011. See technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.3  
Urban population (%) 2013 85.0  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 15.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 0.9/1.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 234.2  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.1/76.1  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 5.7  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 27.5 1995.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 7827.0/83.8 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 750  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 90.9/88.0 1999.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 57.7  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 17.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 50  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 3.8  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 167459/22.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 9151.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 89 Based on WMO Climatological Normals (CLINO) for the period 1982-1991.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.2/33.7 Based on WMO Climatological Normals (CLINO) for the period 1982-1991.  
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