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General Facts

Jordan Fact Sheet 2011

Population

6,508,271; 0.984% average annual growth rate; 22.1 median age

Population Growth Rate

2.2% (2010), 70% under the age of 30

Capital

Amman

Languages

Arabic (official); English widely understood among upper and middle classes

Total of Major Universities and Academic Colleges

51

Total Literacy

92%; males (95.7%); females (88.4%)

Total Labor Force

Over 1.7 million (78% in Service, 19% in industry, 4% in agriculture)

Climate

Mediterranean with four seasons

Minimum Wage

USD 210/month (JD 150)

Employment

1.3 million

Unemployment

13.4%

GDP at Current Prices

USD 27.53 billion

GDP per Capita

USD 5,400

GDP Growth Rate

3.1%

Total Exports

USD 7.333 billion

Main Exports

Clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals

Export Markets

US 17.13%, Iraq 17%, India 13.59%, Saudi Arabia 10.56%, Syria 4.18%, UAE 4.09%

Total Imports

USD 12.97 billion

Main Imports

Crude oil, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals

Import Markets

Saudi Arabia 17.3%, China 10.95%, US 6.94%, Germany 6.29%, Egypt 61.%

 

*NOTE:  All statistics from CIA World Factbook

Additional Resources

Embassy of Jordan, Washington D.C.

Jordan Investment Board

Jordan Ministry of Industry and Trade

 

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