Overview Yemen

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100 Yemeni Rial Note
Currency Yemeni rial (YER)
Fiscal year Calendar year
Trade organisations GAFTA
GDP $60.48 billion (2008 est.)
GDP growth 3.2% (2008 est.)
GDP per capita $2,600 (2008 est.)
GDP by sector agriculture: 9.4%, industry: 52.4%, services: 38.1% (2008 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 18% (2008 est.)
below poverty line
45.2% (2003)
Gini coefficient 37.7 (2005)
Labour force 6.494 million (2008 est.)
Labour force
by occupation
most people are employed in agriculture and herding; services, construction, industry, and commerce account for less than one-fourth of the labor force
Unemployment 35% (2003 est.)
Main industries crude oil production and petroleum refining; small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; small aluminum products factory; cement; commercial ship repair
Ease of Doing Business Rank 99th[1]
Exports $9.234 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)
Export goods crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish
Main export partners China 23.3%, India 20.4%, Thailand19.1%, Japan 7.2%, United Arab Emirates 5%, United States 4.2% (2007)
Imports $9.215 billion f.o.b. (2008 est.)
Import goods food and live animals, machinery and equipment, chemicals
Main import partners United Arab Emirates 15.1%, China 11.6%, United States 7.8%, Saudi Arabia 7.1%, Kuwait 5.3%, Germany 4.8% (2007)
Gross external debt $6.472 billion (31 December 2008 est.)
Public finances
Public debt 31.8% of GDP (2008 est.)
Revenues $9.097 billion (2008 est.)
Expenses $10.55 billion (2008 est.)
Economic aid recipient: $2.3 billion (2003–07 disbursements)
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

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