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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 22 23.8 26.4 28.9 31.2 34.1 36.7
GDP per capita ($) 3,757 3,987 4,326 4,618* 4,879 5,207 5,479
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 7.2 5.5 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.3 3.5
Government revenue (% of GDP) 30.1 26.5 24.9 26.4 22.8 26 25.8
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 34.4 35 30.4 33.2 31 30.8 31.1
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 60.2 64.8 67.1 70.7 79.6 83.9 87
Current account balance (% of GDP) -9.3 -3.3 -5.3 -12 -18.1 -10 -9.1
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 (%) 9.1 2.7 6.1 3.3 7.2 3.2 2.6
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: June 2013; *=Estimate

Jordan trends

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014, 12:23 GMT

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

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Subscription

16 February 2014, 11:13 GMT

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2013 Subscription

5 December 2013, 8:15 GMT

Over $11bn awarded in November in the Middle East

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Jordan closes in on autonomy Subscription

9 January 2014, 13:40 GMT | 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, 13:01 GMT | 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, 5:00 GMT

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, 14:08 GMT | 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


Shoring up energy security in Jordan Subscription

20 June 2013, 14:08 GMT | By

Troubled by import costs, Jordan has made progress on its shale oil plans as it looks to protect an economy sensitive to external shocks

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Top 10 projects


Rank Project Name Sector Contract value ($m)
1 Eshidiya Fertiliser Complex: Phosphoric Acid Plant Chemical 625
2 Al Manakher Power Plant: IPP4 Power 552
2 Amman IPP (IPP3) Power 552
4 Abdali Mall Project Construction 441
5 Samarah Dead Sea Golf and Beach Resort Construction 400
5 Saraya Aqaba : Phase 1: Jumeirah Al Qala'a and Qasr Al Aqaba Construction 400
7 Ayla Oasis Development: Hyatt Regency Hotel Construction 390
8 Aqaba New Port: Grain Terminal Industrial 320
9 Royal University for Medical Sciences Construction 300
9 Tafila Wind Farm Power 280
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Click through to MEED's Q4 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: January 2014


Jordan: Septic tank vehicles Subscription

17 April 2014, 9:15 GMT | By

Supply of 12-cubic-metre septic tank vehicles

Jordan: Water tank vehicles Subscription

16 April 2014, 20:26 GMT | By

Supply of 10-cubic-metre septic tank vehicles

Jordan: Mobile oil regeneration plant Subscription

11 April 2014, 9:42 GMT | By

Supply of a mobile oil regeneration plant

Jordan: Buildings maintenance Subscription

10 April 2014, 16:00 GMT | By

Provision of comprehensive maintenance services for buildings

Jordan: Energy meters and data network equipment Subscription

10 April 2014, 8:27 GMT | By

Supply of energy meters, and data network and ancillary equipment

Jordan: Cable seals Subscription

27 March 2014, 19:49 GMT | By

Supply of cable seals

Jordan: Synthetic oil (5W/40) Subscription

27 March 2014, 19:45 GMT | By

Supply of synthetic oil (5W/40)

Jordan: Synthetic oil (5W/30) Subscription

27 March 2014, 19:37 GMT | By

Supply of synthetic oil (5W/30)

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Project awards

Jordan awards 52.5MW solar plant contract Subscription

24 March 2014, 5:54 GMT | 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, 10:19 GMT | By

Two more contracts to be awarded in the second quarter

Trina Solar awarded power contract in Jordan Subscription

17 March 2014, 6:56 GMT | 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, 7:57 GMT | By

Red Sea Astrarium to be located in Aqaba

Chinese to build Middle East's first shale-oil power station Subscription

5 January 2014, 15:16 GMT | By

Pioneering plant will be operational by 2017

Bam International wins contract on Jordan gas terminal Subscription

6 November 2013, 12:55 GMT | By

Dutch group awarded $63m deal by Aqaba Development Corporation for liquefied natural gas jetty

Russian group selected to build Jordan’s first nuclear plant Subscription

4 November 2013, 8:38 GMT | By

Three groups submitted bids for Jordan’s first nuclear power facility in January 2011


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

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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, 10:30 GMT

    Nabih Salameh is chairman of Arab Potash Company

    Mohammad Amin Subscription

    Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

    Mohammad Amin is director general, Electricity Distribution Company (Edco)

    Ahmed Aldohni Subscription

    Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

    Ahmed Aldohni is contracts and agreements section head, National Electric Power Company (Nepco)

    Ned Xoubi Subscription

    Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

    Ned Xoubi is commissioner, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC)

    Wassim Bou-Ghanem Subscription

    Issue 7 17-23 February 2012

    Wassim Bou-Ghanem is vice-president, CRA International

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