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Includes Jordan real Gross Domestic Product growth rate, with latest forecasts and historical data, GDP per capita, GDP composition and breakdown by sector.

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Rising Unemployment In An Unstable Region

Nestled between Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria, Jordan has established itself as a stabilizing force and a champion of cooperation and trade in a turbulent region. In the face of a shortage of natural resources in areas like agriculture, energy and water, the kingdom has taken considerable steps to attract foreign investment, with tourism, real estate, and manufacturing being the primary beneficiaries of these efforts. Challenges include low labor force participation, climate-related events and the massive influx of refugees and immigrants from neighboring countries and beyond, which has put further strain on the country’s already limited resources.

Jordan GDP & Economic Overview

Key Facts

Total Area 357,022 sq km
Type of Government Constitutional monarchy
Capital City Amman
Total Population 10.312 million
Median Age 47.4
Total GDP USD 52,061 millions
Adult Per Capita Income (PPP) USD 17,635.52

Trade & Finance

International Trade

Total Exports USD 29,266 million
Major Exports Fertilizers
Clothing and apparel
Calcium phosphates
Phosphoric acid
Packaged medicines
Major Trade Partners – Export United States
Saudi Arabia
Free Zones, unspecified
Total Imports USD 14,714 million
Major Imports Fertilizers
Clothing and apparel
Calcium phosphates
Phosphoric acid
Packaged medicines
Major Trade Partners – Imports United States
Saudi Arabia
Free Zones, unspecified

Inbound and Outbound Investment

Data Shows Jordan’s Debt Burden To Be Among
the Highest in the Middle East

The chart at left compares Jordan’s debt-to-GDP ratio to the regional average. It illustrates how the country has been successful at keeping its debt burden in line with its national productive capacity.

Jordan's Leading Businesses

Mining Jordan Phosphate Mines Company
Pharmaceuticals Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Minerals Arab Potash Company
Banking Arab Bank
Telecom Jordan Telecom Group
Airline Royal Jordanian Airlines

Global Finance Rankings & Awards: Jordan

Global Finance Magazine holds several conferences and awards ceremonies throughout the year to recognize the winning financial institutions and companies in a host of categories including World’s Best Trade Finance Banks, World's Biggest Banks, World's Safest Banks, World's Best Developed & Emerging Markets Banks, World's Best Internet Banks, and World’s Best Investment Banks.

Data Sources:

IMF World Economic Outlook

UN World Population Prospects

World Inequality Report

S&P Global Ratings


Fitch Ratings

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

CIA The World Factbook

World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution

Forbes Global 2000