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    Oman Economy - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/oman/oman_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Oman is a middle-income economy in the Middle East with notable oil and gas resources, a substantial trade surplus, and low inflation. Work on a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility progressed in 2005 and will contribute to slightly higher oil and gas exports in 2006. Oman continues to liberalize its markets and joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2000. To reduce unemployment and limit dependence on foreign labor, the government is encouraging the replacement of foreign expatriate workers with local workers. Training in information technology, business management, and English support this objective. Industrial development plans focus on gas resources, metal manufacturing, petrochemicals, and international transshipment ports. In 2005, Oman signed agreements with several foreign investors to boost oil reserves, build and operate a power plant, and develop a second mobile phone network in the country.

      GDP (purchasing power parity):
      $40.22 billion (2005 est.)

      GDP (official exchange rate):
      $25.42 billion (2005 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      1.9% (2005 est.)

      GDP - per capita (PPP):
      $13,400 (2005 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 2.8%
      industry: 40%
      services: 57.1% (2005 est.)

      Labor force:
      920,000 (2002 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: NA%
      services: NA%

      Unemployment rate:
      15% (2004 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      0.4% (2005 est.)

      Investment (gross fixed):
      17% of GDP (2005 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $14.36 billion
      expenditures: $10.61 billion; including capital expenditures of $NA (2005 est.)

      Public debt:
      7.5% of GDP (2005 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish

      Industries:
      crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber

      Industrial production growth rate:
      0.9% (2005 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      10.3 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - consumption:
      9.582 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2003)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2003)

      Oil - production:
      769,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      62,000 bbl/day (2003 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      721,000 bbl/day (2004)

      Oil - imports:
      NA bbl/day

      Oil - proved reserves:
      6.1 billion bbl (2005 est.)

      Natural gas - production:
      16.5 billion cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      7.09 billion cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - exports:
      7.43 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - proved reserves:
      829.1 billion cu m (2005)

      Current account balance:
      $4.459 billion (2005 est.)

      Exports:
      $19.01 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles

      Exports - partners:
      China 29.6%, South Korea 17.6%, Japan 11.5%, Thailand 10.3%, UAE 7.3% (2004)

      Imports:
      $8.709 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants

      Imports - partners:
      UAE 21.2%, Japan 16.6%, UK 8.4%, Italy 6%, Germany 5.1%, US 4.7% (2004)

      Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
      $4.747 billion (2005 est.)

      Debt - external:
      $4.586 billion (2005 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $76.4 million (1995)

      Currency (code):
      Omani rial (OMR)

      Exchange rates:
      Omani rials per US dollar - 0.3845 (2005), 0.3845 (2004), 0.3845 (2003), 0.3845 (2002), 0.3845 (2001)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Oman on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Oman Economy 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman Economy 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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