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Indicators of economy in Yemen

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product, the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12,230 USD per capita. GDP in Yemen, on the other hand, reached USD 639 per capita, or 21.06 billion USD for the whole country. Yemen is one of the smaller economies and is currently ranked 114. If this is calculated per inhabitant, then Yemen is in place 198.

Inflation in Yemen in 2014 was around 8.10%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55 percent. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 100.0 percent lower.
The index for perceived corruption in the public sector is 16, which is rather poor by global standards.


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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The consequences of the COVID pandemic in 2020 were considerable in Yemen. Overall, gross domestic product in 2020 fell from 21.89 billion US dollars to 18.84 billion US dollars. With a large drop of 13.92 percent, the economy in Yemen has struggled significantly more than other countries. The unemployment rate rose from 13.1 to 13.4 percent.

Unemployment rates in percentages 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Yemen
Total
Yemen
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP21.06 bn USD638.59 USD17.177 tn USD33,384.92 USD
Gross national product19.85 bn USD601.72 USD16.895 tn USD32,835.37 USD


Development of gross domestic product in billions of USD 1990 - 2021



Imports and Exports 2016

 Yemen
Total
Yemen
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports4.08 bn USD123.67 USD8.916 tn USD17,329.02 USD
Exports384.50 m USD11.66 USD9.554 tn USD18,569.19 USD


Development of imports and exports in billions of USD 2005 - 2016

Exports
Imports



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