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Syrian Arab Republic Economy

Syrian Arab Republic's economy in numbers:

Nominal GDP of USD 19.7 billion in 2021.

GDP per capita of USD 90,912 compared to the global average of USD 10,589.

Share of the region's population
Share of the region's GDP

Economic structure:

GDP by economic sector
GDP by type of expenditure


Inflation averaged 25.1% in the decade to 2019. Go to our Syrian Arab Republic inflation page for extra insight.

Exchange Rate:

From end-2012 to end-2022 the Syrian pound weakened by 97.2% vs the U.S. dollar. For more info on the Syrian pound, click here.
Projections out to 2033.

17 indicators covered including both annual and quarterly frequencies.

Consensus Forecasts based on a panel of 2 expert analysts.

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Syrian Arab Republic Economic Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Population (million) 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
GDP (USD bn) 22.1 26.6 23.2 19.7 -
GDP per Capita (USD) 109,207 131,472 106,999 90,912 -
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop) 0.8 38.5 - - -
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop) 0.7 13.7 - - -
Exchange Rate (SYP per USD, eop) 515 437 1,257 2,512 2,513
Exchange Rate (LCU per USD, aop) 515 494 867 2,126 2,512
Merchandise Trade Balance (USD bn) -4.3 -3.1 -0.5 -1.6 -1.3
Merchandise Exports (USD bn) 2.8 2.7 4.1 4.0 4.5
Merchandise Imports (USD bn) 7.1 5.8 4.6 5.6 5.8
Merchandise Exports (ann. var. %) 10.3 -3.2 50.1 -2.1 12.5
Merchandise Imports (ann. var. %) 15.6 -18.2 -21.5 23.5 3.7
External Debt (USD bn) 4.6 4.6 4.8 5.0 4.8
External Debt (% of GDP) 20.7 17.3 20.5 25.5 -

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