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Yemen
Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Yemeni Rial (YER)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 527968  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 24800  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 47.0  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Sana'a (2419)  
United Nations membership date 30 September 1947  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 31492  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 29031  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 19041  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 -10.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 1270.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1207.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 922.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 1238.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1293.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 847.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 10.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 21.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.3  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 213.80 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 213.80 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 195.08 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -1663  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -1725  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 624  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 349  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 292 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 174  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 146  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 138  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 147  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 138  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 25.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 24.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 23.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 72.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 71.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 71.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ...  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 1025 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 336  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 14988 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 20080  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 51.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 50.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 15.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 14.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 12.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.1  
Exports (million US$) 2011 6947.7  
Imports (million US$) 2011 10033.6  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -3085.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 China (32.4), Thailand (18.3), India (13.7)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United Arab Emirates (10.6), Saudi Arabia (8.7), Switzerland (7.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Urban population (%) 2012 32.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 43.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 4.5/3.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 101.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 67.7/64.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 44.4  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 27.7  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 517.9/2.1 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 573937  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 59.6/78.9  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 28.7  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.6/3.5 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 0.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 278  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 1.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 23977/1.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 282.0  
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