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International Rankings of Namibia - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Namibia, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Namibia, 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 51 3 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 136 71063 2020
Internet users - percent of population 66 53 % 2021
Internet users - total 143 1.325 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 55 4 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 143 85814 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 46 115 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 141 2.915 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 121 4.693 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 120 4.004 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 78 5.5 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 140 1.210 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 125 7.969 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 137 3.955 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 139 12.372 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 97 36.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 28 24.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 72 68.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 101 47.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 114 16 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 40 1.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 96 6.7 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 85 26.3 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 74 67 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 2 59.1 % 2015
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 11 42 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2010
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 27 2.4 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 138 6.055 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 134 1.44 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 91 3.62 % 2021
Labor force 147 939000 US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 105 17.4 % 2015
Public debt 196 4.64 % of GDP 2019
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 150 23.120 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 137 2.66 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 124 9100 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 137 0.38 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 121 2.764 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 27 31.17 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 15 21.68 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 39 41.713 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 10 39.4 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 13 40.4 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 115 66000 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 129 3.764 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 111 38000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 94 59000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 132 4.065 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 88 119.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 46 3.417 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 142 640000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 139 270.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 55 33.2 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 51 55.2 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 47 74.7 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 25 1.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 152 6.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 11 88.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 27 4.7 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 68 0.5 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 121 29.811 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 58 62.297 billion 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 126 26500 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 124 80 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 107 26270 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 130 4.23 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 91 10.4 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 133 11.81 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 64 47.2 2018
Land use - arable land 152 1 2018
Land use - forest 151 8.8 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 19 46.2 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 64 0.47 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 99 39.910 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 113 201.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 95 10.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 106 70.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 25 3.64 2025
Urbanization - urban population 108 54.9 2023
Geography
Area - land 38 823290 sq km 0
Area - total 38 824292 sq km 0
Area - water 118 100235 sq km 0
Coastline 67 1572 km 0
Elevation - highest point 81 2573 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 23 1141 meters 0
Irrigated land 138 80 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 49 4220 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 64 47.2 2018
Land use - arable land 152 1 2018
Land use - forest 151 8.8 2018
Land use - permanent crops 86 0 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 19 46.2 2018
Military
Military expenditures 17 3 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 97 1.37 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 41 0.32 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 101 0.53 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 116 2.38 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 81 0.16 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 45 24.6 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 29 13.2 % 2013
Contraceptive prevalence rate 57 56.1 % 2013
Current health expenditure 32 8.9 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 159 33.3 % 2023
Death rate 47 8.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 130 6.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 42 14.8 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 52 67.3 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 47 60.6 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 12 98.9 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 51 16.8 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 49 8.6 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 53 1.1 % of population 0
Education expenditures 7 9.6 % of GDP 2021
Gross reproduction rate 40 1.45 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 70 25.555 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 53 31.7 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 56 28.7 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 217 65.4209 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 130 62.1 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 131 63.7 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 52 92.3 % 2021
Literacy - male 46 90.6 % 0
Literacy - total population 48 92.3 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 43 215 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 185 23.218 years 0
Median age - male 133 21.8 years 0
Median age - total 125 22.5 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 63 21.6 2013
Net migration rate 58 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 87 17.2 % 2016
Physicians density 128 0.59 physicians/1,000 population 2018
Population 141 2.777 million 2023
Population growth rate 50 1.66 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 80 70.6 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 15 76.4 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 19 51.9 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 15 29.4 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 14 1.02 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 28 0.95 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 40 0.73 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 49 2.94 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 25 3.64 2025
Urbanization - urban population 108 54.9 2023
Transportation
Airports 28 255 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 130 15 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 75 26.290 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 107 602893 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 81 21 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 26 2 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 20 2628 2014
Railways - total 43 2628 km 2014
Roadways - paved 55 7893 km 2018
Roadways - total 53 48875 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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