Western Sahara Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Western Sahara › 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: 554,795 (July 2013 est.) ; note: estimate is based on projections by age, sex, fertility, mortality, and migration; fertility and mortality are based on data from neighboring countries (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 266,000 sq km ; land: 266,000 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: phosphates, iron ore
Capital: Laayoune (administrative center) ; time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) ; daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in September

Western Sahara has a small market-based economy whose main industries are fishing, phosphate mining, and pastoral nomadism. The territory's arid desert climate makes sedentary agriculture difficult, and Western Sahara imports much of its food. The Moroccan Government administers Western Sahara's economy and is a key source of employment, infrastructure development, and social spending in the territory. Western Sahara's unresolved legal status makes the exploitation of its natural resources a contentious issue between Morocco and the Polisario. Morocco and the EU in December 2013 finalized a four-year agreement allowing European vessels to fish off the coast of Morocco, including disputed waters off the coast of Western Sahara. Oil has never been found in Western Sahara in commercially significant quantities, but Morocco and the Polisario have quarreled over who has the right to authorize and benefit from oil exploration in the territory. Western Sahara's main long-term economic challenge is the development of a more diverse set of industries capable of providing greater employment and income to the territory.

Economic Indicators for Western Sahara 2015

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* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Western Sahara
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Western Sahara
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Western Sahara
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Western Sahara
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Western Sahara
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Western Sahara
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Western Sahara
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Western Sahara
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Western Sahara
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Western Sahara
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Western Sahara
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Western Sahara
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Western Sahara
  Labor Force by Occupation for Western Sahara
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Western Sahara
  National Budget and Public Debt for Western Sahara
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Western Sahara
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Western Sahara
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Western Sahara
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Western Sahara
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Western Sahara
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Western Sahara
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Western Sahara
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Western Sahara
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Western Sahara
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Western Sahara
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Western Sahara
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Western Sahara
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Western Sahara
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Western Sahara
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Western Sahara
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Western Sahara
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Western Sahara
  Number of Internet Users for Western Sahara
  Internet Penetration Rate for Western Sahara
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Western Sahara
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Western Sahara
* Source: IWS