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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 2,434.52 billion US dollars annually, they represent around 2.9 percent of the global economy. The value of all exported goods of these 18 countries was 589.89 billion US dollars per year at last count.
Map of member countries: GAFTA - Greater Arab Free Trade Area
CountryCommencementPopulationAreaGDP
Algeria200943.85 M2,382,000 km²145.01 bn US$
Bahrain19971.70 M778 km²34.73 bn US$
Egypt1997102.33 M1,001,000 km²365.25 bn US$
Iraq199740.22 M435,000 km²166.76 bn US$
Jordan200410.20 M89,000 km²43.70 bn US$
Kuwait19974.27 M18,000 km²105.96 bn US$
Lebanon19976.83 M10,000 km²31.74 bn US$
Libya19976.87 M1,760,000 km²25.42 bn US$
Morocco199736.91 M447,000 km²114.73 bn US$
Oman19975.11 M310,000 km²73.97 bn US$
Qatar19972.88 M12,000 km²144.41 bn US$
Saudi Arabia199734.81 M2,150,000 km²700.12 bn US$
Sudan199743.85 M1,879,000 km²21.33 bn US$
Syria199717.50 M185,000 km²22.78 bn US$
Tunisia199711.82 M164,000 km²41.62 bn US$
United Arab Emirates19979.89 M84,000 km²358.87 bn US$
West Bank20054.80 M6,020 km²15.56 bn US$
Yemen200529.83 M528,000 km²22.58 bn US$