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Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 83600  
Population (est., 000) 9446  
Pop. density (per sq km) 113.0  
Capital city Abu Dhabi  
Capital city pop. (000) 1114  
Currency UAE Dirham (AED)  
UN membership date 9 December 1971  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 402340  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 286049  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 180617  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 5.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 43048.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 33885.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 43534.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 43085.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 33874.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 44229.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 22.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 25.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 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) 2013 73  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 73  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 3.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 4.2  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 3.1  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 23.1 ISIC Rev.3. 2009. May. Excluding labour camps. Break in series. 
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 39.8 Population census. ISIC Rev.3. December.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 3.8 ISIC Rev.3. 2009. May. Excluding labour camps. Break in series. 
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 4.9 Population census. ISIC Rev.3. December.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 46.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 46.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 37.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 92.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 89.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 91.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 ... Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7126 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 8128 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 7286  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 7293  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 171.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 129.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 109.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 88.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 68.0 Refers to total population.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 40.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 252556.0 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2013 210945.0 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2013 41611.0 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Asia nes (37.8), Areas nes (26.0), India (9.6) 2011. See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 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 2.9  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.6  
Urban population (%) 2014 85.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 15.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 1.0/1.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 230.9  
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, %) 2007-2013 27.5 1995.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 7827.0/83.8 Refers to foreign citizens. Including refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 631  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 90.9/88.0 1999.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 54.3  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 0.7  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 17.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 49  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 3.8  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 16.1  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 98.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 178484/20.0  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 311.0  
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