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International Rankings of Syria - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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This table lists the international rankings of Syria, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Syria, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants4262017
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total68 1,154,9092017
Internet users - percent of population (%)141 31.9%July 2016
Internet users - total71 5,476,850July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants45 152017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions51 2,726,1932017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants72 872017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions64 15.65 million2017
Economy
Budget - expenditures1323.211 billion2017
Budget - revenues164 1.162 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)97 -8.7%17
Central bank discount rate (%)64 0.75%31 December 2017
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)42 14%31 December 2017
Current account balance162 -$2.123 billion2017
Debt - external133 $4.989 billion31 December 2017
Exports144 $1.85 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)162 16.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)23 26%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)58 73.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)93 -46.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)96 18.6%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)10 12.3%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)44 20%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)121 19.5%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)99 60.8%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)164 $2,9002015
GDP - real growth rate (%)96 -36.5%2014
GDP - official exchange rate109 $24.6 billion2014
GDP - purchasing power parity110 $50.28 billion2015
Gross national saving (% of GPD)95 17% of GDP2017
Imports119 $6.279 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)47 4.3%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)7 28.1%2017
Labor force95 3.767 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)76 17%2008
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)94 16%2008
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)62 67%2008
Population below poverty line (%)1 82.5%2014
Public debt (% of GPD)23 94.8% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold159 $407.3 million31 December 2017
Stock of broad money89 $7.272 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit109 $9.161 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money88 $7.272 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues168 4.2%17
Unemployment rate (%)2 50%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy7627.51 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - imports45 87,660 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - production72 14,000 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves30 2.5 billion bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)83 14.16 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)72 262 million kWh2015
Electricity - from fossil fuels17 83% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants53 17% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels20 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources43 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)118 0 kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity65 9.058 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)84 17.07 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas23 81%2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population14 96%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas1 100%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity49 1.6 million2013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)155 727.862016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)66 3.738 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)79 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)54 3.738 billion cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)41 240.7 billion cu m1 January 2018
Refined petroleum products - consumption71 134,000 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports79 12,520 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - imports93 38,080 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - production67 111,600 bbl/day2015
Geography
Land Area - sq km86183,630 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km90 185,180 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km21 1,550 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)137 193 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes57 -208 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)65 514 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)39 14,280 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km79 2,363 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)10 75.8%2011
Land use - arable land (%)38 25.4%2011
Land use - forest (%)165 2.7%2011
Land use – other (%)113 21.5%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)42 5.8%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)28 44.6%2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km105 105.94July 2017
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)6531.39%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)47 19.52%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)138 39.26%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)157 5.52%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)153 4.31%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)64 20.7 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight58 10.1%2009
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)66 53.9%2009
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)79 4 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)95 72015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio55 14.32015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)45 72.82015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)42 65.82015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural54 87.2% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total58 90.1%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban57 92.3% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural72 12.8% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total62 9.9%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban35 7.7% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP33 5.1% of GDP2009
Health expenditures80 3.3% of GDP2014
Hospital bed density59 1.5 beds/1,000 population2014
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)89 12.2 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)85 16.6 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)92 14.4 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)67 77.8 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)66 72.8 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population59 75.2 years2018
Literacy – female (%)65 81%2015
Literacy – male (%)50 91.7%2015
Literacy - total population59 86.4%2015
Maternal mortality rate76 68 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)124 25 years2018
Median age – male (years)118 24 years2018
Median age – total (years)116 24.5 years2018
Obesity - adult prevalence rate31 27.8%2016
Physicians density84 1.55 physicians/1,000 population2014
Population62 19,454,263July 2017
Population growth rate (%)1 7.37%2018
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)33 95.1% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)30 95.7%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)30 96.2% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)129 4.9% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)126 4.3%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)116 3.8% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female13 9 years2013
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male12 9 years2013
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total12 9 years2013
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)12 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)20 1.03 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)27 0.99 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)24 0.98 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)30 0.82 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)10 1.06 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)18 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)65 2.44 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)1 71.1%2011
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)29 26.6%2011
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)19 35.8%2011
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)95 1.43% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)112 54.2% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports58902013
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m24 162013
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m44 32013
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m23 52013
Airports - with paved runways - total51 292013
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m31 52013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m33 12013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m46 122013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total49 612013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m37 482013
Heliports20 62013
Merchant marine - total107 21an style="padding-left:7px;">country comparison to the world: 137

National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers110 1,517,3882015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers123 475,9322015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers85 112015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers27 22015
Railways - narrow gauge56 251 km2014
Railways - standard gauge38 1,801 km2014
Railways (km)75 2,052 kmNA
Roadways - paved (km)31 63,060 kmNA
Roadways - total (km)52 69,873 kmNA
Roadways - unpaved (km)57 6,813 kmNA
Waterways (km)45 900 kmNA




*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.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Syria on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2019. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Syria contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Syria should be addressed to the CIA.







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