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Members of the GAFTA - Greater Arab Free Trade Area


The GAFTA is a trade agreement of currently 18 countries in Western Asia and in Northern Africa.

All member states comprise a total area of 11.46 million km² and about 406.08 million people. This is 7.6% of the habitable area around the world and 5.3% of the world population. With an economic output of 2,724.21 bn US dollars annually, they represent around 3 percent of the global economy.

Map of member countries: GAFTA - Greater Arab Free Trade Area

CountryCommencementPopulationArea
Algeria200943.05 M2,382,000 km²
Bahrain19971.64 M778 km²
Egypt1997100.39 M1,001,000 km²
Iraq199739.31 M435,000 km²
Jordan200410.10 M89,000 km²
Kuwait19974.21 M18,000 km²
Lebanon19976.86 M10,000 km²
Libya19976.78 M1,760,000 km²
Morocco199736.47 M447,000 km²
Oman19974.97 M310,000 km²
Qatar19972.83 M12,000 km²
Saudi Arabia199734.27 M2,150,000 km²
Sudan199742.81 M1,879,000 km²
Syria199717.07 M185,000 km²
Tunisia199711.69 M164,000 km²
United Arab Emirates19979.77 M84,000 km²
West Bank20054.69 M6,020 km²
Yemen200529.16 M528,000 km²