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President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

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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

Top projects


Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Aden Refinery Upgrade Oil 3,000
2 Yemen Railway Line Transport 1,290
3 Sana International Airport Expansion Transport 500
3 Ammonia & Urea Plant Chemical 500
3 Shabwa Power Plant Power 500
3 Hudaydah Gas Power Plant Power 500
3 Dhamar Gas Power Plant Power 500
3 Marib Power Plant Phase 2 Power 500
9 North South Highway: Section 1 Transport 320
10 Ras Issa Oil Terminal Oil 270
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Click through to MEED's Q1 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2014; All projects are in execution

Tenders & project awards

Yemen: Project impact evaluation services Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Provision of e-consultancy services comprising impact evaluation for the Yemen maternal and newborn voucher project

Yemen: Solar home systems Subscription

5 July 2014 | By

Supply and delivery of solar home systems

Yemen: Central bank ATS and CSD linkages Subscription

10 May 2014 | By

Supply, implementation and support of an automated transfer system (ATS) and a central securities depository (CSD)

Yemen: Central bank credit registry Subscription

10 May 2014 | By

Supply, implementation and support of a credit registry for the Central Bank of Yemen

Yemen: Housing microfinance consultancy Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Provision of e-consultancy services comprising a housing microfinance survey

Indian firm wins $211m road contract in Yemen Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Punj Lloyd to build 42-kilometre road as part of major highway project

Yemen: School furniture Subscription

22 April 2014 | By

Supply and installation of school furniture

Yemen: Aquifer system consultancy Subscription

22 April 2014 | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising a geophysical and hydrogeological investigation of an aquifer system

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News & analysis

Yemen bomb blast

US tells Americans in Yemen to leave country Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

State Department warns of possible attacks on businesses and perceived Western interests

Yemen crude production

Unrest in Yemen to weigh on oil production Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Increasing violence and shifting territories may force oil companies to cut investment

Yemen oil pipeline bombed Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Exports disrupted as violence escalates

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Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

World Bank gives Yemen $133.5m grant for road project Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Grant will fund work on first part of 710km highway scheme

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

Yemen raises private-sector fuel price Subscription

29 May 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Doubling of diesel price to YR4,000 seen as a first step towards easing fuel crisis and eradicating costly fuel subsidies

Otis Energy cancels plans for Yemen upstream investment Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Australian exploration company Otis Energy was in talks to aquire share in Block 7 from Japan’s Mitsui E&P

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Raysut is keen to expand production capacity

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