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International Rankings of Syria - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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 Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 45 9 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 66 1.549 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 72 46.6 % 2022
Internet users - total 70 8.492 million 2022
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 46 13 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 44 2.821 million 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 77 80 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 67 16.991 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 135 3.211 billion US Dollars 2017
Budget - revenues 162 1.162 billion US Dollars 2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 97 8.7 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 158 2.123 billion US Dollars 2017
Debt - external 135 4.989 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 160 1.850 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP (official exchange rate) 114 24.600 billion US Dollars 2014
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 164 16.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 23 26 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 58 73.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 94 46.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 97 18.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 10 12.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 45 20 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 121 19.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 99 60.8 % 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 133 6.279 billion US Dollars 2017
Industrial production growth rate 192 14.77 % 2020
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 9 28.1 % 2017
Labor force 75 6.143 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 1 82.5 % 2014
Public debt 31 94.8 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 115 50.280 billion US Dollars 2015
Real GDP growth rate 189 3.87 % 2020
Real GDP per capita 155 2900 US Dollars 2015
Remittances 163 N/A 2024
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 169 407.300 million US Dollars 2017
Taxes and other revenues 204 4.2 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 62 10.57 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 22 51.156 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 53 21.6 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 47 26.2 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 117 46000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 70 6.927 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 69 19.920 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 111 38000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 99 38000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 88 13.071 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 79 347.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 65 10.082 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 57 3.687 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 36 74.5 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 27 88.8 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 1 100 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 55 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 27 95.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 113 4.8 % 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 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 130 24.567 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 71 3.531 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - production 55 3.531 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 39 240.693 billion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 40 129100 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 30 2.500 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 70 137900 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 50 80800 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 81 12520 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 94 38080 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 68 111600 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 72 28.83 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 79 12.93 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 61 25.14 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 10 75.8 2018
Land use - arable land 37 25.4 2018
Land use - forest 166 2.7 2018
Land use - permanent crops 44 5.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 23 44.6 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 99 N/A % of GDP 2024
Total renewable water resources 127 16.800 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 32 14.670 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 59 620.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 41 1.480 billion cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 3 5.38 2025
Urbanization - urban population 105 57.4 2023
Geography
Area - land 90 185887 sq km 0
Area - total 91 187437 sq km 0
Area - water 151 1550 sq km 0
Coastline 136 193 km 0
Elevation - highest point 218 N/A meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 50 66 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 66 514 meters 0
Irrigated land 37 13100 sq km 2013
Land boundaries - total 82 2363 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 10 75.8 2018
Land use - arable land 37 25.4 2018
Land use - forest 166 2.7 2018
Land use - permanent crops 44 5.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 23 44.6 2018
Military
Military expenditures 2 6.5 % of GDP 2019
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 150 0.02 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 125 0.11 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 161 0.13 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 52 22.2 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) 106 52.6 % 2023
Death rate 85 4.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 123 7.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 50 13.5 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 89 55.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 57 53 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 5 99.6 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 104 0.7 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 100 0.2 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 60 0.4 % of population 0
Education expenditures 74 N/A % of GDP 0
Gross reproduction rate 48 1.33 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 107 13.892 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 90 17.1 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 88 15.5 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 162 76.1137 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 69 73.1 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 81 74.6 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 75 81 % 2015
Literacy - male 42 91.7 % 0
Literacy - total population 61 86.4 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 95 30 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 181 24.5176 years 0
Median age - male 126 23.3 years 0
Median age - total 122 23.9 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 1 45.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 31 27.8 % 2016
Physicians density 99 1.29 physicians/1,000 population 2016
Population 58 22.934 million 2023
Population growth rate 1 6.39 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 6 99.5 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 115 0.5 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 116 0.5 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 89 0.5 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 11 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 24 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 25 0.88 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 8 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 18 1.01 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 57 2.74 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 3 5.38 2025
Urbanization - urban population 105 57.4 2023
Transportation
Airports 90 39 2024
Heliports 54 12 2024
Merchant marine - total 125 24 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 132 30000 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 153 17896 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 91 11 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 25 3 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 52 251 2014
Railways - total 50 2052 km 2014
Roadways - paved 22 63060 km 2010
Roadways - total 43 69873 km 2010
Waterways 67 900 km 2011

*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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