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Country data

Yemen
Yemen 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 25.1* 30.9 32.7 35.4 40.4 45.5 51.0
GDP per capita ($) 1,061* 1.267 1,302 1,368 1,516 1,655 1,802
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 3.9* 7.7 -12.7 2.4 4.8 1.9 4.6
Government revenue (% of GDP) 25.0 26.1* 25.3 29.9 23.9 23.9 22.7
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 35.2 30.2* 29.8 36.2 30.8 29.3 27.7
General government debt (gross, % of GDP) 49.8 42.4* 45.7 47.3 48.2 48.2 47.4
Current account balance (% of GDP) -10.1* -3.4 -3.0 -1.7 -3.1 -1.3 -1.1
Inflation (%) 8.8 12.5* 23.2 5.8 8.1 13.0 9.0
Population (millions) 23.7* 24.4 25.1 25.9 26.7 27.5 28.3
Unemployment (%) na na na na na na na
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: February 2015; *=Estimate

News & analysis

Tanker in the port of Kuwait

Kuwait activates emergency plan for oil Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Plan involves security measures for operations both inside the country and abroad

Saudi Arabia carries out air strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia suspends flights Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Airports in south of kingdom suspend flights amid military action

An armed man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa airport on 26 March. Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies have launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen

Saudi allies deploy warplanes against Yemen’s Houthis Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan commit 76 fighter jets

Political stability in Yemen is increasingly taking a hit, with Houthi rebels advancing on Aden, anti-Houthi protests raging on the streets and Saudi Arabia carrying out air strikes against the rebels

GCC launches military operation in Yemen

26 March 2015 | By

Unidentified warplanes bomb Sanaa as fears grow of wider conflict

Yemen clashes

Yemen on verge of civil war

24 March 2015 | By

Both sides of Yemen’s political and economic conflict must be convinced to return to the negotiating table

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention

24 March 2015 | By

Yemen foreign minister warns of civil war and calls for no-fly zones to prevent Houthi rebel gains

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

A futile battle for power in Yemen Subscription

23 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

If the Houthis and Al-Hadi go to war, the outcome will only be one that leaves Yemen’s already impoverished economy moribund

Deposed Yemen president Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

Yemen president retracts resignation Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Yemen’s Abd-Rabby Mansour Hadi meets with loyal security forces in southern city as he rescinds resignation

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Yemen on the precipice Subscription

27 January 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

The political vacuum in Yemen since President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi’s resignation has provided yet more uncertainty for the country’s future

Refinery

Yemen looks to import refined goods Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Local refiner has to pay for gasoline and gasoil after Saudi Arabia suspends financial aid

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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 10 projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Aden Port Expansion Transport 507
2 Habban Field Central Processing Facilities Oil 500
3 Marib Power Plant Phase 2 Power 436
4 North South Highway: Section 1: Noubat Dokaim to Taiz Transport 265
5 Ras Issa Oil Terminal Oil 250
6 North South Highway: Section 1: Doraigh to Noubat Dokaim Transport 211
7 150 MW Aden Power Plant Power 149
8 Dhamar to Aden Transmission Line Power 135
9 60 MW Solar Power Plant Power 100
10 Al Ghaydah Central Hospital Construction 43
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Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Yemen: Wind farm project Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Carrying out a wind farm project

Yemen: Wind farm project Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Carrying out a wind farm project

Yemen: Water company consultancy (Sanaa) Subscription

9 January 2015 | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising the preparation of a masterplan for a water company in Sanaa

Yemen: Water company consultancy (Aden) Subscription

9 January 2015 | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising the preparation of a masterplan for a water company in Aden

Yemen: Offset and digital systems Subscription

3 January 2015 | By

Supply and installation of professional offset and digital systems

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Companies

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Raysut Cement Company Subscription

Raysut is keen to expand production capacity

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People

Abdelmalek al-Houthi Subscription

22 January 2015

Leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement

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