Human Development Data for the Arab States

Agriculture, value added (% of GDP)

Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 8.5 11.4 8.9 8.2 8 8 6.9 11.7 ..
Bahrain 1 0.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Comoros 34 41.4 48.6 51 45.2 45.3 45.8 46.3 ..
Djibouti .. 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.9 .. .. ..
Egypt 18.3 19.4 16.7 14.9 14.1 14.1 13.2 13.7 14
Iraq .. .. 5.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 7.9 8.1 2.4 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.9 2.9
Kuwait 0.2 0.6 0.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Lebanon .. .. 7.1 6.3 7.2 7.1 6.9 5.9 6.4
Libya .. .. .. 2.3 2 2.1 1.9 .. ..
Mauritania 30.4 29.6 27.6 23.7 14.6 18.8 18.9 20.6 20.2
Morocco 18.5 18.3 14.9 14.7 16.9 13.7 14.6 16.4 15.4
Oman 2.6 2.6 2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Saudi Arabia 1 5.8 5 3.2 3 2.8 2.3 3 2.6
Somalia 68.4 65.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 32.9 40.6 41.7 32 30.1 28.1 26.2 29.7 23.6
Syrian Arab Republic .. 29.8 23.8 19.5 19.2 17.9 17 22.9 ..
Tunisia 16.3 17.7 11.3 10.1 10.2 9.4 8.5 8.9 8
United Arab Emirates .. .. .. 1.4 1.1 1 0.8 1 ..
Yemen .. 24.2 10.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Arab States 8.6 12 9.4 7.8 7.6 7.2 6.7 8.2 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 28.6 25 15 12.5 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.5 11.4
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 19.3 10.7 8.8 8 7.3 7.1 7.4 7.2
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 9.9 8.8 5.6 6.1 5.8 6 6.3 6 6.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 37.2 37 32.2 28.9 27.7 26.9 25.9 26.7 24.5
OECD Members 4.2 3.1 2 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5
South Asia 34.7 29.1 23.9 19.3 18.7 18.6 18.1 18.3 19.2
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 18.5 18.8 16.3 16.6 15.9 15.5 12.7 13.1 ..
World 6.5 5.4 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.2


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