Human Development Data for the Arab States

GDP per capita growth (annual %)

Annual percentage growth rate of GDP per capita based on constant local currency. GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.

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


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria -2.5 -1.7 0.7 3.5 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.6 1.5
Bahrain .. 1.3 3.4 -0.1 -4.7 -5 -6.5 .. ..
Comoros .. 2.6 -1.2 1.5 -1.5 -2.2 -1.7 -0.9 -0.5
Djibouti .. .. -2.4 1.3 2.9 3.1 3.8 3 ..
Egypt 7.5 3.5 3.5 2.6 4.9 5.2 5.3 2.9 3.3
Iraq .. .. -7.2 -3.2 3.1 -1.5 6.3 1.1 -2.1
Jordan 14.6 -2.7 1.7 5.7 5.5 6.1 5.3 0.1 0.9
Kuwait -24.5 .. 0.2 7 1.3 0.3 .. .. ..
Lebanon .. 24.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 6.5 8.4 7.7 6.2
Libya .. .. 1.8 7.7 3.7 3.7 1.7 0.3 ..
Mauritania 0.4 -4.4 -1 2.6 16.2 -8.1 0.9 -3.6 2.5
Morocco 1 2.1 0.3 1.9 6.6 1.6 4.5 3.7 2.6
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. -8.8 2.7 .. .. .. .. ..
Oman 0.2 -3.9 5.2 1.8 2.9 3.9 9.6 -1.7 ..
Qatar .. .. .. -6.3 -0.5 5.3 5.9 -5.1 ..
Saudi Arabia 0.2 4.7 2.4 1.9 0 -0.8 1.6 -2.2 1.4
Somalia -9 -1.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan -1.7 -7.7 5.8 3.8 8.6 7.4 4.2 1.4 1.9
Syrian Arab Republic 8.3 4.5 0.1 3.5 2.9 3.6 2.4 3.9 1.1
Tunisia 4.6 5.4 3.1 3 4.6 5.3 3.5 2 2.6
United Arab Emirates 13 11.8 5.9 -5.7 -4.1 -11 -10 -12 -6.3
Yemen .. .. 1.4 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.6 ..
Arab States 5.6 4.2 2.6 3.1 3.6 2.5 3.5 -0.1 1.3
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 5.5 3.8 6.5 8.9 10.1 11.5 7.7 6.7 8.9
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. -1.7 7.4 7.1 7.8 7 3.5 -6.4 5.3
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 3.7 -1.6 2.5 3.6 4.5 4.7 3.1 -2.9 5
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. -1.1 2 4.9 5.1 5.6 4.7 2.2 3.1
OECD Members 0.4 2.2 3.3 1.9 2.2 1.9 -0.7 -4.7 2.4
South Asia 3.9 3.2 2.4 7.2 7.1 7.5 3.3 6.6 6.6
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 1.1 -1.6 1 3.1 3.7 3.9 2.4 -0.4 2.3
World 0.1 1.3 3 2.3 2.8 2.8 0.3 -3.4 3


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