flag Yemen Yemen: Statistical Overview

Capital: Sanaa


Total Population: 32,981,641
Natural Increase: 2.1%
Density: 61 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 38.5%
Ethnic Origins: The population is predominantly Arab. Minority groups include Afro-Arabs, South Asians and Europeans.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Mehri, Soqotri, Bathari
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), Small population of other religions like Jews, Christians, and Hindus.
Literacy Rate: 54.1%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Sanaa

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)

Country Overview

Area: 527,970 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based on the petroleum and gas sectors.
HDI*: 0.498/1
HDI (World Rank): 160/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Yemen, dial 00
To call Yemen, dial +967
Internet Suffix: .ye
Telephone Lines: 4.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 17.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 48.41% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 7,4658,21310,4077,3995,204
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,6011,3581,4351,204662
Imports of Services (million USD) 01,3511,84800
Exports of Services (million USD) 017924100

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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