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International Rankings of Eritrea - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Eritrea, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Eritrea, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 0.1 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 182 5000 2020
Internet users - percent of population 101 22 % 2021
Internet users - total 154 792000 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 57 2 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 148 66000 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 92 50 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 155 1.800 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 185 549.000 million US Dollars 2018
Budget - revenues 182 633.000 million US Dollars 2018
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 102 9.8 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 95 137.000 million US Dollars 2017
Debt - external 172 792.700 million US Dollars 2017
Exports 186 624.300 million US Dollars 2017
GDP (official exchange rate) 160 5.813 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 173 10.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 30 24.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 34 80.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 26 22.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 141 6.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 55 0.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 72 11.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 67 29.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 109 58.7 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 129 N/A % 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 186 1.127 billion US Dollars 2017
Industrial production growth rate 80 5.4 % 2017
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 29 9 % 2017
Labor force 133 1.675 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 20 50 % 2004
Public debt 9 131.2 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 164 9.702 billion US Dollars 2017
Real GDP growth rate 87 5 % 2017
Real GDP per capita 166 1600 US Dollars 2017
Remittances 163 N/A 2024
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 183 191.694 million US Dollars 2019
Taxes and other revenues 19 34.9 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 88 8.05 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 121 16.4121 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 100 13.1 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 95 14.6 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 128 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 178 798000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 175 394.460 million kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 165 228000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 166 61.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 54 35.7 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 55 52.5 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 45 75.6 2019
Electricity access - population without electricity 23 3.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 32 93.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 132 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 24 5.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 68 0.5 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 181 3.217 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 170 5200 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 180 3897 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 157 0.71 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 126 4.48 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 67 22.74 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 11 75.1 2018
Land use - arable land 112 6.8 2018
Land use - forest 131 15.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 9 68.3 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 99 N/A % of GDP 2024
Total renewable water resources 144 7.320 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 98 550.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 102 1.000 million cubic meters 2017
Total water withdrawal - municipal 110 30.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 24 3.67 2025
Urbanization - urban population 134 43.3 2023
Geography
Area - land 106 101000 sq km 0
Area - total 103 117600 sq km 0
Area - water 4 16.600 million sq km 0
Coastline 59 2234 km 1083
Elevation - highest point 55 3018 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 51 75 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 38 853 meters 0
Irrigated land 129 210 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 93 1840 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 11 75.1 2018
Land use - arable land 112 6.8 2018
Land use - forest 131 15.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 9 68.3 2018
Military
Military expenditures 19 10 % of GDP 2019
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 125 0.42 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 31 0.51 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 135 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 140 0.93 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 40 26.7 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 75 4.1 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 108 52.3 % 2023
Death rate 62 6.6 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 126 7.1 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 47 14 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 29 77.9 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 31 70.8 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 64 73.2 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 8 46.7 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 3 42.2 % of population 2015
Drinking water source - unimproved 1 26.8 % of population 0
Education expenditures 74 N/A % of GDP 0
Gross reproduction rate 29 1.73 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 50 33.629 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 27 47.5 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 29 40.6 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 197 69.9196 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 123 64.6 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 120 67.2 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 89 68.9 % 2018
Literacy - male 63 84.4 % 0
Literacy - total population 76 76.6 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 28 322 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 196 21.519 years 0
Median age - male 141 20.5 years 0
Median age - total 133 21 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 65 21.3 2010
Net migration rate 112 9.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 136 5 % 2016
Physicians density 153 0.08 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 111 6.275 million 2023
Population growth rate 73 1.08 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 94 44.5 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 2 92.7 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 1 84.3 % of population 2017
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 1 55.5 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 15 1.01 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 26 0.97 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 47 0.66 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 11 1.03 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 22 0.97 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 37 3.5 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 24 3.67 2025
Urbanization - urban population 134 43.3 2023
Transportation
Airports 115 10 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 136 9 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 139 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 142 102729 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 101 1 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 49 306 2018
Railways - total 90 306 km 2018
Roadways - paved 91 1600 km 2000
Roadways - total 74 16000 km 2018
Waterways 110 N/A km 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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