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Middle East

9 COUNTRIES MAKE UP THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

World Economics has combined 9 principal countries to represent the Middle East. Overall these countries accounted for 5% of Global GDP and 5% of global GDP growth in the past 10 years (2011-2021).

The Middle East region is home to over 0.2 billion people with an average life expectancy of 78 years and a current median age of 31 against a global average of 31.



Economics




Middle East
Countries
Revised GDP PPP
Int$, Billions
CAGR
10 Year
Rate
%, 2011-2021
Share of
Global
GDP
%
Share of Global GDP Growth
%, 2011-2021
Revised GDP Per Capita
Int$
Government Debt to Revised GDP
%







Bahrain 96.5 2.5% 0.1% 0.0% 55,177 96.1%
Israel 470.5 3.4% 0.3% 0.3% 53,530 56.3%
Jordan 127.2 2.1% 0.1% 0.1% 12,385 73.8%
Kuwait 265.0 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 61,227 6.4%
Oman 209.4 3.9% 0.1% 0.2% 40,094 46.2%
Qatar 320.6 2.1% 0.2% 0.1% 109,401 45.4%
Saudi Arabia 2,220.0 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 62,816 21.5%
Turkey 3,487.3 5.1% 2.1% 3.2% 41,006 31.9%
United Arab Emirates 771.1 2.5% 0.5% 0.4% 77,182 28.8%

Middle East
Totals / Averages:
7,967.6 N/A 4.9% 5.2% 56,980* 45.2%*


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Notes:
  • GDP data includes estimates for the Informal Economy, and updated Base Years, to improve the often imperfect quality of Middle East data.
  • Debt-to-GDP ratio is total gross government debt as a proportion of revised GDP.
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Offical GDP data quality is often poor in Emerging Market countries. See data quality for individual countries.







Demography




Emerging Market
Countries
Population
Data Quality
Grade
Total
Population
Millions
Life Expectancy
Years
Median
Age
Years
Statistical Capacity
0-100 Index
Age Dependency
Total






Bahrain B 1.7 77 32.5 100.0 73.5
Israel B 8.8 83 30.5 100.0 32.7
Jordan B 10.3 75 23.8 77.8 41.8
Kuwait B 4.3 75 36.8 100.0 67.6
Oman A 5.2 78 30.6 100.0 66.7
Qatar A 2.9 80 32.3 100.0 81.9
Saudi Arabia A 35.3 75 31.8 100.0 60.7
Turkey A 85.0 78 31.5 81.1 50.9
United Arab Emirates B 10.0 78 32.6 100.0 80.8

Middle East
Totals / Averages:
N/A 163.7 78* 31.4* 95.4* 61.8*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Statistical Capacity Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    0 = Low level of resources, 100 = High level of resources.


Key:
Data Quality Grade definitions:
         A: As good as it gets;
         B: Use with caution;
         C: Unreliable for many purposes
         D: Extremely poor quality.








Environmental, Social and Governance




Emerging Market
Countries:
Carbon Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Methane Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Population in Poverty
% of Pop
Years of Schooling
Years
Rule
of Law
0-100 Index
Corruption Levels
0-100 Index






Bahrain 34.4 14.9 <0.1% 10 60.8 42
Israel 64.2 12.1 <0.1% 13 73.3 59
Jordan 26.1 6.3 0% 11 53.9 49
Kuwait 107.5 6.1 <0.1% 7 56.8 43
Oman 71.7 5.5 <0.1% 10 64.0 52
Qatar 109.3 8.1 <0.1% 10 73.4 63
Saudi Arabia 582.1 44.2 <0.1% 10 54.6 53
Turkey 405.1 47.4 <0.1% 8 39.8 38
United Arab Emirates 190.7 53.0 <0.1% 12 71.3 69

Middle East
Totals/Averages:
1,591.1 197.4 N/A 10* 60.9* 52*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    Rule of Law: 0 = low rule of law, 100 = High rule of law.
    Corruption Perceptions Index: 0 = High levels of corruption, 100 = Low levels of corruption.
  • Total Carbon and Methane data expressed in MTCo2e (Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent)
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.



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