• Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)

    16 May 2019
    The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked the highest at the regional level at 27, 30 and 39, respectively, and out of 140 economies.  Read More
  • Universal Health Care

    16 May 2019
    All countries from WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region (which contains all Arab countries except Algeria, Mauritania and Comoros) collectively approved the UHC2030 Global Compact. Read More
  • The percentage of individuals (% of total population) using the internet in the Arab region

    14 Jan 2019
    The percentage of individuals (% of total population) using the internet in the Arab region has more than doubled in 2018 at  54.7% in 2018 up from 24% in 2010. Read More
  • Multidimensional Poverty

    27 Sep 2017
    In 2013, 40% (9.8 million people) of the population were multi-dimensionally poor, while an additional 22.4% (around 5.5 million) lived near multidimensional poverty.Read More
  • Crude Oil Export

    27 Sep 2017
    The country relies heavily on its large oil and natural gas resources to support its economy and is considered a major oil producer and exporter. In 2016, UAE produced 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil up from 693.6 million barrels in 2002. In addition, the UAE exported 2.41 million barrel per day of crude oil in 2016.Read More
  • Trade

    27 Sep 2017
    Trade and economic integration have played significant roles in Tunisia’s economic development. In 2016, trade of goods and services reached 90% of Tunisia’s GDP.Read More
  • Refugees

    27 Sep 2017
    The spread and amplification of Syria’s armed conflict have led to a humanitarian crisis with 6.5 million internally displaced persons and 4.8 million refugees by the end of 2015, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Read More
  • Urban Population

    27 Sep 2017
    The majority of Sudan's population is rural, with an urban population of just 34% in 2016.Read More
  • Maternal Mortality

    27 Sep 2017
    The under-five years and maternal mortality rates in Somalia are amongst the highest in the world; one out of every seven Somali children dies before reaching 5 years old and the maternal mortality rate was 732 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015 down from 1080 per 100,000 live births in 2000.Read More
  • Crude Oil Production

    27 Sep 2017
    The country is the largest exporter of total petroleum liquids in the world and one of the World’s largest producers of crude oil, producing 3.6 billion barrels in (2017).Read More
  • Cash Surplus

    27 Sep 2017
    The cash balance recorded a surplus of 16% of GDP in 2015, up from 14.2% of GDP in 2014, coupled with a slight decrease in Government revenues by 1.8% between 2014 and 2015, and a drop in expenditures by 10.3% over the same period.Read More
  • Improved Water

    27 Sep 2017
    Palestinians continue to face severe water shortages with the decline in access to improved water sources to 58.4% in 2015, down from 90.9% in 2000.Read More
  • Primary Enrollment Rate

    27 Sep 2017
    The gross primary enrollment rate grew up to 110% in 2015, from 93.4% in 2000; at the primary level, the Gender Parity has been achieved.Read More
  • Tertiary Enrollment

    27 Sep 2017
    The tertiary enrollment noticeably increased from 10.2% in 2000 to 28.14% in 2015.Read More
  • Cash Deficit

    27 Sep 2017
    The inflation rate remained relatively low at 3.5% in 2014 but declined to 0.5 in 2015 and the cash deficit shrunk from MRO minus 53.8 billion in 2013 to MRO minus 24.74 billion in 2014.Read More
  • Unemployment Rate

    27 Sep 2017
    In Libya, like other Arab countries, it is the women who are severely affected by unemployment. Women unemployment rate more than doubled in recent years, where it rose from 11.3% in 2010 to 24.7% in 2018.Read More
  • Maternal Mortality

    27 Sep 2017
    The health system is quite developed with a high life expectancy of 79.5 years in 2015 and low levels of maternal mortality and infant mortality, reaching 15 per 100,000 and 7.1 per 1,000, respectively.Read More
  • International Trade

    27 Sep 2017
    Trade has always had a significant weight in Kuwait’s economy, with international trade-to-GDP ratio moderately increasing over the last fifteen years from 86.6% in 2000 to 95% in 2016.Read More
  • Adult Literacy Rate

    27 Sep 2017
    Jordan recorded the highest adult literacy rate among the Arab countries in 2012, averaging at 98%.Read More
  • Adult Literacy Rate

    27 Sep 2017
    The tertiary gross enrollment ratio in Iraq has been on the rise since 2006, it reached 19.4% in 2015.Read More
  • Population

    27 Sep 2017
    Egypt is the most populous country among Arab countries with a population of 91.5 million in 2015, growing at an annual rate of 2%. The population is dense around the Nile basin with a global population density of 92 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2015 up from 69 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2000. The Egyptian population is young with almost 77% of its population below 30 years.Read More
  • Urban Population

    27 Sep 2017
    The majority of the population in Djibouti is urban, with 77% of the total population living in urban areas in 2015.Read More
  • Population Density

    27 Sep 2017
    Comoros is one of the least populous countries in the world with a population of 788,000 in 2015, growing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2000. However, it is densely populated, its density increased from 284 inhabitants per square kilometer in 2000 to 404 inhabitant per square kilometer in 2014.Read More
  • Unemployment Rate

    27 Sep 2017
    The overall unemployment rate in Bahrain reached 1.3% in n 2018.Read More
  • Adult Literacy

    26 Sep 2017
    education attainment in Algeria has been on the rise, resulting in a 37% tertiary gross enrollment ratio in 2015. Read More
  • Health Expenditure

    28 Jul 2017
    Lack of public expenditure on the healthcare system in middle-income and poor countries is one of the main problems facing the healthcare sector.Read More
  • Banks in the Arab Region

    28 Jul 2017
    More than 330 Arab banking and financial institutions operate in the Arab region today.Read More
  • Forest Area in the Arab Region

    28 Jul 2017
    Comoros scored the highest % of forest area of the total land area (2015).Read More
  • Energy Consumption Per Capita in GCC Countries

    28 Jul 2017
    GCC countries scored the highest energy consumption per capita in the Arab region. Read More
  • The Arab Region’s Export

    02 Dec 2016
    The Arab region is outstandingly rich in oil and gas and the relatively low level of economic diversification leads to a persistent dependence on these commodities for growth. Fuel exports, representing the vast majority of exports in the oil producing countries, amounted to 82% of the region’s merchandise.Read More

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