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    Oman Economy - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/oman/oman_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Oman is a well-off middle Eastern economy with large oil and gas resources, a substantial trade surplus, and low inflation. The government is moving ahead with privatization of its utilities, the development of a body of commercial law to facilitate foreign investment, and increased budgetary outlays. Oman continues to liberalize its markets and joined the World Trade Organization (WTrO) in November 2000. In order to reduce unemployment and limit dependence on foreign countries, the government is encouraging the replacement of expatriate workers with local people, i.e., the process of Omanization. Training in information technology, business management, and English support this objective. Industrial development plans focus on gas resources.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $37.5 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      3.3% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $13,400 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 2.1%
      industry: 53.4%
      services: 44.5% (2002 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      0.3% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      920,000 (2002 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%

      Unemployment rate:
      NA% (2000 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $9.2 billion
      expenditures: $6.9 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2000 est.)

      Industries:
      crude oil production and refining, natural gas production, construction, cement, copper

      Industrial production growth rate:
      4% (2000 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      9.274 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      8.625 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      963,800 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      53,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Oil - proved reserves:
      5.703 billion bbl (1 January 2002)

      Natural gas - production:
      13.77 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      6.34 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - exports:
      7.43 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - proved reserves:
      846.4 billion cu m (1 January 2002)

      Agriculture - products:
      dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish

      Exports:
      $11.7 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles

      Exports - partners:
      Japan 22.1%, South Korea 19.9%, China 15.2%, Thailand 12.6%, Taiwan 5.5%, Singapore 4.7%, US 4.4% (2002)

      Imports:
      $5.659 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants

      Imports - partners:
      UAE 27.6%, Japan 16.7%, UK 7.4%, US 6.9%, Germany 5% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $5.8 billion (2003 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $76.4 million (1995)

      Currency:
      Omani rial (OMR)

      Currency code:
      OMR

      Exchange rates:
      Omani rials per US dollar - 0.38 (2003), 0.38 (2002), 0.38 (2001), 0.38 (2000), 0.38 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Oman on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Oman Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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