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International Rankings of Faroe Islands - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Faroe Islands, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Faroe Islands, 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 15 38 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 167 18443 2020
Internet users - percent of population 4 97.6 % 2021
Internet users - total 199 51728 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 30 29 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 182 15341 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 50 110 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 199 59000 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 175 883.800 million US Dollars 2014
Budget - revenues 175 835.600 million US Dollars 2014
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 46 1.7 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 209 N/A US Dollars 2024
Debt - external 183 387.600 million US Dollars 2012
Exports 171 1.184 billion US Dollars 2016
GDP (official exchange rate) 181 2.765 billion US Dollars 2014
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 186 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 13 29.6 % of GDP 2013
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 145 52 % of GDP 2013
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 188 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 99 18.4 % of GDP 2013
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 75 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 50 18 % of GDP 2013
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 31 39 % of GDP 2013
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 164 43 % of GDP 2013
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 127 22.7 % 2013
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 190 978.400 million US Dollars 2016
Industrial production growth rate 108 3.4 % 2009
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 179 0.3 % 2016
Labor force 204 27540 US Dollars 2017
Population below poverty line 137 10 % 2015
Public debt 145 35 % of GDP 2014
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 197 2.001 billion US Dollars 2014
Real GDP growth rate 73 5.9 % 2017
Real GDP per capita 46 40000 US Dollars 2014
Remittances 162 0 2019
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 195 N/A US Dollars 2024
Taxes and other revenues 28 30.2 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 193 2.2 % 2017
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 205 N/A % 2024
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 155 N/A % 2024
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 159 N/A % 2024
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 176 870000 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 176 358.640 million kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 178 128000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 176 23.160 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 92 58.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 70 26 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 69 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 17 15.1 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 195 0 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 169 5500 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 175 4555 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 184 N/A megatons 2024
Air pollutants - methane emissions 185 N/A megatons 2024
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 190 N/A micrograms per cubic meter 2024
Land use - agricultural land 191 2.1 2018
Land use - arable land 142 2.1 2018
Land use - forest 183 0.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 162 0 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 98 0 % of GDP 2017
Total renewable water resources 179 0 cubic meters 2017
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 146 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - industrial 109 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - municipal 115 N/A cubic meters 2024
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 117 0.89 2025
Urbanization - urban population 136 43 2023
Geography
Area - land 183 1393 sq km 0
Area - total 184 1393 sq km 0
Area - water 226 0 sq km 0
Coastline 81 1117 km 0
Elevation - highest point 146 882 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 152 N/A meters 2024
Irrigated land 161 N/A sq km 2024
Land boundaries - total 164 N/A km 2024
Land use - agricultural land 191 2.1 2018
Land use - arable land 142 2.1 2018
Land use - forest 183 0.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 162 0 2018
Military
Military expenditures 50 N/A % of GDP 2024
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 153 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 64 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 136 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 169 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 97 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Birth rate 95 14.9 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 93 N/A % of GDP 0
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 158 34.8 % 2023
Death rate 42 8.6 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 27 29.1 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 120 3.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 60 62.8 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 108 33.6 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 66 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 110 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 102 0 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 65 N/A % of population 0
Education expenditures 12 7.6 % of GDP 2019
Gross reproduction rate 62 1.1 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 175 5.217 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 140 6.5 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 139 5.9 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 57 84.242 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 29 79 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 24 81.5 years 2023
Literacy - definition 3 N/A 2024
Literacy - female 122 N/A % 0
Literacy - male 100 N/A % 0
Literacy - total population 110 N/A % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 122 N/A deaths/100,000 live births 2024
Median age - female 108 36.882 years 0
Median age - male 56 36.8 years 0
Median age - total 56 36.8 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 58 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 145 N/A % 2024
Physicians density 60 2.62 physicians/1,000 population 2016
Population 208 52600 2023
Population growth rate 108 0.63 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 120 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 122 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 9 1.07 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 11 1.12 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 19 0.94 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 7 1.07 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 11 1.08 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 72 2.28 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 117 0.89 2025
Urbanization - urban population 136 43 2023
Transportation
Airports 124 1 2024
Heliports 54 12 2024
Merchant marine - total 90 91 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 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 99 3 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 109 500 km 2017
Roadways - total 118 960 km 2017
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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