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United Arab Emirates
Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 83600  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 7891  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 94.4  
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$) 2011 338690  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 283916  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 180617  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 42921.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 37797.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 44385.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 44204.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 38839.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 45094.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 27.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 28.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 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) 2011 118  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 118  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 24.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2008. February.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 39.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. December. Population census.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 4.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2008. February.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 4.9 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. December. Population census.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 43.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 43.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 37.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 92.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 92.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 92.4  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels only. Includes domestic tourism and nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists 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 only. Includes domestic tourism and nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 173711 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 179085  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 171.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 165.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 141.8  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 70.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 68.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 40.0  
Exports (million US$) 2011 252556.0  
Imports (million US$) 2011 210945.0  
Balance (million US$) 2011 41611.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ... For more information, refer to the technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 84.7  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 16.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 1.2/1.5  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 226.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.0/76.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 6.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 27.5 1995.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 3293.3/70.0 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 722  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 1.1 National estimate. 2004.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 98.8/96.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 59.7  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 17.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 49  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 4.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 156695/22.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 9481.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 89  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.2/33.7  
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