Nationality : noun: Yemeni(s) adjective: Yemeni
Population : 18,078,035 (July 2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.38% (2001 est.)
Ethnic groups : predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
Religions : Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu.
Languages : Arabic
Unemployment rate : 30% (1995 est.)
Budget & revenues : $3 billion expenditures: $3.1 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2001 est.)
Industries : crude oil production and petroleum refining; small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; small aluminum products factory; cement.
Industrial production growth rate : NA%
Agriculture - products: grain, fruits, vegetables, pulses, qat (mildly narcotic shrub), coffee, cotton; dairy products, livestock (sheep, goats, cattle, camels), poultry; fish
Exports : $4.2 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.)
Exports - commodities: crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish
Exports - partners: Thailand 34%, China 26%, South Korea 14%, Japan 3% (1999)
Imports: $2.7 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.)
Imports - commodities: food and live animals, machinery and equipment
Imports - partners: Saudi Arabia 10%, UAE 8%, US 7%, France 7%, Italy 6% (1999)
Debt - external: $4.4 billion (2000)
Economic aid - recipient: $176.1 million (1995)
Currency: Yemeni rial (YER)
Currency code: YER
Exchange rates: Yemeni rials per US dollar - 164.590 (October 2000), 160.683 (2000), 155.718 (1999), 135.882 (1998), 129.281 (1997), 94.157 (1996).
Fiscal year : calendar year.