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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 413.68 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 2,512.95 bn US dollars annually, they represent around 3 percent of the global economy.

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

CountryCommencementPopulationArea
Algeria200943.85 M2,382,000 km²
Bahrain19971.70 M778 km²
Egypt1997102.33 M1,001,000 km²
Iraq199740.22 M435,000 km²
Jordan200410.20 M89,000 km²
Kuwait19974.27 M18,000 km²
Lebanon19976.83 M10,000 km²
Libya19976.87 M1,760,000 km²
Morocco199736.91 M447,000 km²
Oman19975.11 M310,000 km²
Qatar19972.88 M12,000 km²
Saudi Arabia199734.81 M2,150,000 km²
Sudan199743.85 M1,879,000 km²
Syria199717.50 M185,000 km²
Tunisia199711.82 M164,000 km²
United Arab Emirates19979.89 M84,000 km²
West Bank20054.80 M6,020 km²
Yemen200529.83 M528,000 km²