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President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

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Country data

Iran 2008 2009 2010f 2011f 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 26.9* 25.1 31.0 33.1 35.1 39.2 43.2
GDP per capita ($) 1,171* 1,061 1,272 1,318 1.354 1.469 1,572
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 3.6* 3.9 7.7 -12.7 2.4 4.4 5.1
Government revenue (% of GDP) 36.7 25.0* 26.0 25.0 30.2 24.6 25.1
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 41.2 35.2* 30.1* 29.5 36.6 31.7 31.8
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 36.4 49.9* 42.2 45.2 48.0 49.9 51.4
Current account balance (% of GDP) -4.7* -10.1 -3.4 -4.0 -1.3 -2.7 -1.5
Value of oil imports 3.6 2.0 2.1 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.2
Value of oil exports 7.7 4.4 6.3 7.9 5.1 5.6 5.8
Inflation (%) 19.0 3.7* 11.2 19.5 9.9 11.1 10.4
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: July 2014; *=Estimate

News & analysis

Rallying support: Yemenis watch Abdelmalek al-Houthi give a speech in central Sanna on 23 September

Houthis make bold advance Subscription

7 October 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

The rebel group has extended its influence across the country, fearless of retribution from the state, and do not intend to withdraw any time soon

Yemen's President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi (C, blue tie) signed an UN-brokered peace agreement on 21 September, in an effort to end protests. However, fighting continues unabated in Sanaa

Yemen fails to enforce peace deal Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Fighting continues in Sanaa in wake of agreement with rebels

Security forces supporting anti-government Huthis protesters in Yemen

Yemen cannot trade present for future promise

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

State is in danger of being ripped apart

Fervour: Houthi supporters line a street in Sanaa, calling for a greater say in the make-up of the new government

Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Escalating protests by Houthi supporters and increasing activity by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mean Yemen is facing the greatest threat to its stability since the 2011 uprising

Yemen refinery

Yemen oil revenues drop by 30 per cent Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Decline in oil revenues comes after repeated attacks on oil infrastructure from armed groups

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Rebels call for government to stand down in Sanaa Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Violence sparks fears of ongoing conflict in Yemen’s capital

Port

Yemen seeks consultant to supervise Aden port construction Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Beijing-funded project is being built by China Harbour

Shia Houthis reject Al-Hadi's planned proposals

Yemen president dismisses government Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Move is an effort to appease Houthi protesters angered by planned subsidy cuts

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Yemen and Kuwait discuss oil and gas cooperation Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Yemeni officials hope for Kuwaiti investment to help revive flagging oil production

Yemen government finances and debt

Al-Hadi takes charge of Yemen's economy Subscription

28 July 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Yemen’s president has announced much-needed reforms in an effort to secure external funding and prevent an economic meltdown

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Special reports

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Yemen: Houthi gains shift the balance of power Subscription

28 July 2014

New competition has come from an unexpected quarter

Top projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Marib Power Plant Phase 2 Power 436
2 North South Highway: Section 1: Noubat Dokaim to Taiz Transport 265
3 Ras Issa Oil Terminal Oil 250
4 North South Highway: Section 1:
Doraigh to Noubat Dokaim
Transport 211
5 Dhamar to Aden Transmission Line Power 135
6 Bajil Cement Plant Expansion Industrial 100
6 60MW Solar Power Plant Power 100
8 Haydan, Al-Jumaa & Al-Manzalah Road Transport 33
9 Mukalla International Airport Expansion Transport 6
Click through to the full data table on Yemen's biggest projects and their status
Click through to MEED's Q2 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: September 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Yemen: Container terminal expansion consultancy Subscription

6 September 2014 | By

Provision of supervision consultancy services for the expansion of a container terminal

Yemen: Switchgear (8) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of switchgear

Yemen: Distribution transformers (7) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of distribution transformers

Yemen: Underground power cables (6) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of 33kV underground power cables

Yemen: Overhead lines (5) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of overhead power lines

Yemen: Substation (4) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of an 11/33kV substation

Yemen: Substation (3) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of an 11/33kV substation

Yemen: Substation (2) Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Supply of an 11/33kV substation

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Raysut is keen to expand production capacity

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