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Yemen
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President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

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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

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Conflict: A Saudi-led coalition is carrying out numerous air strikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen

UN pushes Yemen peace deal with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

UN negotiator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed wants a preliminary peace agreement with the Houthi fighters

The port city of Aden in Yemen

Aden oil refinery attacked Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Refinery attacked by Houthi fighters

The Saudi-led coalition forces trying to repel the Shia Houthi rebels and militia loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have carried out scores of raids into Yemen since late March

No solution in sight for Yemen Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the situation in Yemen is a ticking time bomb

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Houthis guard Yemen's central bank

Houthis fire Scud missile into Saudi Arabia Subscription

7 June 2015 | By

Fighting escalates between Shia rebels and Saudi-led coalition

Syrian war: The conflict is now in its third year

Diplomacy has few advocates in the Middle East Subscription

2 June 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

More than 100,000 lost their lives in 2014

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Houthis claim to have shot down Saudi plane Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Riyadh declined to comment on the claims by Shia forces in Yemen

Oil industry

OMV upstream production drops Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Company blames drop on security problems in Libya and Yemen

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

The biggest contract awards listed by value

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Special reports

Yemen

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 Ras Issa Oil Terminal Oil 250
5 North South Highway: Section 1: Noubat Dokaim to Taiz Transport 207
6 Power Loss Transmission Project Power 160
7 Al Ghaydah Central Hospital Power 160
8 Dhamar / Aden Transmission Line: Lot 2b (Main Substation) Power 42
9 Haydan, Al-Jumaa & Al-Manzalah Road Transport 33
10 Second Rural Access Project: Hajdeh-Wadi Al Maa Road Transport 8
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Click through to MEED's Q1 2015 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: May 2015; All projects are in execution

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Abdelmalek al-Houthi Subscription

22 January 2015

Leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement

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