Gaza Strip Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Gaza Strip › Change country
National or Regional Currency: ,
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed:
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 1,816,379 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 360 sq km ; land: 360 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: arable land, natural gas

Israeli security controls imposed since the end of the second intifada have degraded economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, the smaller of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories. Israeli-imposed border closures, which became more restrictive after HAMAS seized control of the territory in June 2007, have resulted in high unemployment, elevated poverty rates, and a sharp contraction of the private sector that had relied primarily on export markets. Gazans increasingly turned to tunnels that ran under the Egyptian border to bring in fuel, construction materials, and consumer goods. In July 2013, Egyptian authorities began a serious crackdown on the tunnels, causing shortages in Gaza. The population depends on government spending - by both the Palestinian Authority and HAMAS's de facto government - and humanitarian assistance. Changes to Israeli restrictions on imports in 2010 resulted in a rebound in some economic activity, but regular exports from Gaza still are not permitted. Standard-of-living measures remain below levels seen in the mid-1990s.

Economic Indicators for Gaza Strip 2015

Not Available
* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Gaza Strip
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Gaza Strip
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Gaza Strip
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Gaza Strip
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Gaza Strip
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Gaza Strip
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Gaza Strip
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Gaza Strip
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Gaza Strip
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Gaza Strip
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Gaza Strip
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Gaza Strip
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Gaza Strip
  Labor Force by Occupation for Gaza Strip
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Gaza Strip
  National Budget and Public Debt for Gaza Strip
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Gaza Strip
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Gaza Strip
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Gaza Strip
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Gaza Strip
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Gaza Strip
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Gaza Strip
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Gaza Strip
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Gaza Strip
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Gaza Strip
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Gaza Strip
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Gaza Strip
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Gaza Strip
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Gaza Strip
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Gaza Strip
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Gaza Strip
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Gaza Strip
* Source: CIA