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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 22.0 23.8 26.4 28.9 31.0 33.9 36.5
GDP per capita ($) 3,757 3,987 4,326 4,618* 4,843 5,174 5,456
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 7.2 5.5 2.3 2.6 2.7 3.3 3.5
Government revenue (% of GDP) 30.1 26.5 24.9 26.4 23.0 25.3 27.4
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 34.4 35.0 30.4 33.2 31.2 30.6 31.8
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 60.2 64.8 67.1 70.7 80.2 87.7 91.3
Current account balance (% of GDP) -9.3 -3.3 -5.3 -12.0 -18.1 -11.0 -12.9
Value of oil imports 3.7 2.5 3.4 5.5 6.4 5.9 5.8
Value of oil exports 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inflation (%) 13.9 -0.7 5.0 4.4 4.6 5.5 3.0
Click to see full economic data (2005 - 2018 forecast)
Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: July 2014; *=Estimate

Jordan trends

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Subscription

31 July 2014

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in June in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman moves on energy security Subscription

13 May 2014

Faced with rapidly rising demand for electricity and the disruption of cheap gas supplies from Egypt, Jordan has been making impressive progress with its alternative energy schemes in recent months

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Subscription

16 February 2014

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

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MEED comment


Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

24 July 2014 | By

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit


Jordan closes in on autonomy Subscription

9 January 2014 | By

Amman has realised the need for energy independence and is making progress on renewable, nuclear and shale oil schemes

Ambition: Jordan is unwavering in its nuclear plans

Reviving the nuclear debate in Jordan Subscription

7 November 2013 | By

Amman’s persistence in pushing ahead with its programme shows nuclear power can still play a huge role in providing energy to the region

Renewable energy: A top priority for Amman

Jordan moves on renewable power Subscription

17 October 2013

Amman’s need to reduce its reliance on gas imports is stimulating solar and wind power projects investment


Iraq pipeline plans delayed

10 October 2013 | By

Government approvals are holding up a planned export pipeline linking Iraq to Jordan, but a fall in oil revenues could add fresh impetus to the scheme

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Top 10 projects


Rank Project Name Sector Contract value ($m)
1 The Red Sea Astrarium Construction 1,550
2 Amman IPP (IPP3) Power 552
2 Al Manakher Power Plant: IPP4 Power 552
4 Attarat Um Ghudran Power Plant Power 540
5 Abdali Mall Construction 441
6 Saraya Aqaba: Phase 1: Jumeirah al-Qalaa & Qasr al-Aqaba Construction 400
7 Aqaba New Port: Grain Terminal Industrial 320
8 Royal University for Medical Sciences Construction 300
9 Tafila Wind Farm Power 280
10 Caustic Soda and Chlorine Plant Expansion Chemical 250
Click through to the full data table on Jordan's biggest projects in construction
Click through to MEED's Q1 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2014; All projects are in execution


Jordan: National inspection reform strategy Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Provision of short-term e-consultancy services providing assistance in the implementation of a business inspection feedback application

Jordan: BOP inverters and battery charger parts Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Supply of basic operator panel (BOP) inverters and battery charger spare parts

Jordan: Water treatment parts Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Description: Supply of water treatment spare partsClosing date: 5 August 2014Bid bond: JD1,200Tender no.: 37/2014Cost of tender documents: JD25Client: Samra Electric Power Generating Company (Sepco)Address: Jabal Amman Third Circle, PO Box 1885, Amman 11821Phone: ...

Jordan: DCS control cards Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Supply of distributed control system (DCS) control cards

Jordan: Energy sector information system Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Supply of an information system for the energy sector

Jordan: Consultancy services Subscription

12 July 2014 | By

Provision of consultancy services for a municipalities support team as part of an emergency services and social resilience project

Jordan: Port consultancy Subscription

27 June 2014 | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising the preparation of tender documents for the implementation of a phase two of the new port of Aqaba project

Jordan: Intelligent transportation system Subscription

10 May 2014 | By

Provision of technical services comprising the development and implementation of an intelligent transportation system

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Project awards

Jordan signs agreements for initial renewables round Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

12 developers will build and operate photovoltaic power plants in Jordan

Drake & Scull wins contracts in Jordan Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Work involves providing engineering services at Saraya Aqaba development

OHL selected for Jordan strategic reserves terminal Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Spanish company OHL to build $165m petroleum products storage facility near Amman

Jordan awards 52.5MW solar plant contract Subscription

24 March 2014 | By

Jordanian photovoltaic solar plant will be built under a 20-year power purchase agreement

Jordan selects contractors for water pipelines Subscription

18 March 2014 | By

Two more contracts to be awarded in the second quarter

Trina Solar awarded power contract in Jordan Subscription

17 March 2014 | By

Chinese firm Trina Solar will install 2MW solar panels for Jordan food supplier

Arabtec wins $1.55bn contract to build Jordan theme park Subscription

20 January 2014 | By

Red Sea Astrarium to be located in Aqaba


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Housing Bank for Trade and Finance Subscription

The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, established in 1973, is to provide housing finance in Jordan.

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Aramex Subscription

Established in 1982 under the name Arab International Logistics, it was the first company from the Arab world to go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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Nabih Salameh Subscription

18 June 2012

Nabih Salameh is chairman of Arab Potash Company

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