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The Most Distinctive Indicators of Yemen's Economy During The Year 1997
The Statistical Year Book of 1997 recently published in a volume of 446 pages contained statistical figures distributed within 18 Chapters, which handled separately the following sectors of Yemen's economic activities as recorded during last year:
- The population, agriculture and fishery wealth, industry, telecommunication, transport, building and construction, investment, civil service and manpower, tourism, foreign trade, ports and airports, and other. -Information in the following order:- 1)The total area suitable for agriculture: In 1997 estimated 1569,854 acres, but the actual area utilized were only 1097,150. The total value of the agricultural products was calculated around 74424 billion rials on the basis of the operating price rates of the year 1997.
The "Book" also indicated the total production volume of the local cereals and grains came to approximately 712278 tons, and were valued about 18257 billion rials. Out of that, the wheat grains has the first rank in the production bundle. It reached 129,175 tons and brought an income of 2713 billion rials. The vegetables locally produced were of a total volume reaching 717631 tons and were an estimated value 20659 billion rials, while the production volume of coffee alone came at the end of 1997 to about 10325 tons. In comparing the annual production of the fruits category as recorded in the years 1996 and 1997, the total of the last reached 469352 tons. This represented an increase in totally 78,000 tons than that of 1996. 2)Animals and livestock: in terms of their wealth's categories, or classification, the "Book" enlisted the following data:
- In 1997, the total numbers of sheep and cattles reached 4267 million heads, - The total number of goats alone came to 3881 million heads, - As for cows and oxes, their total reached 1201 million heads, and - Those of camels alone came to 181,000 heads only.
3) Mutton, poultry and eggs: In 1997, the total volume of animals' multon estimated 43107tons, while that of the poultry alone came to 56286 tons. The number of eggs produced though the chickens reached 495 million. In total, the production of all ranges, classified as animal wealth reached the value of 33,400,97 rials. 4) Fishery wealth:
The volume of fish and marine wealth reached 105817 tons. It represented total product estimated to have been caught during the year 1997. This relatively amounted to value approximately 14534 billion rials. 5) Industry: Chapter three of the "Book" outlined preliminary data on the numbers of industrial establishments, sizes of their labor force, and total value of production during the year 1997, as relative to their variable categories. 6) Oil:
Yemenis production of crude oil throughout 1997 reached 132307 million barrels with an estimated value of 298,418 billion rials. 7) Telephone terminals, cabins, and lines:
In 1997, the total capacity of telecommunication throughout the Republic reached 279602 lines. Most of them concentrated in the pronounces of Sana'a (87146), Hodeidah (24676), Aden (23912), Taiz (22998), Hadramout (11993), Shabwa (1957) and Mareb (2122). 8) Activities of ports and airports:
in 1997, the total number of conveyors, ships, and cargo liners which reached the ports of Hodeidah, Aden, Mukalla, Nashtoon, Mokha and Ras Issa were 2492, while for the movement of passengers in the Republic's international and national airports, the statistics showed the number of arrivals 632,000, and against 688,000 who left these outlets. The total number of outgoing and incoming fligths in the same year were calculated 18742 (9196 international and 9556 local). 9) Total labor force in the Republic:
The figures of 1997 showed 3553660 persons. Out of those the males constituted 80%, while the females 20%. Those unemployed were counted around 324618 with the percentages of 9.1 of the total labor force. Their market had been distributed as such: The administrative units of the state (314100 males and females), The productive units of the public sector (56928 males and females), The service-related sectors (19745 males and females), and The mix/ homogenous sectors (7677 males and females) 10) Tourism: Its statistical data and information were shown in the text of the Book's tenth chapter. These were outlined as such:-
- The total arrivals of tourists to the Republic in 1997 were 84451, and the relative returns valued 69672150U.S. dollars -The total arrivals from European countries constituted 63% of the total (54560 passengers). They were followed in order by the ones arriving from the Middle East region (14612), and the continent of Asia (7253), South and North America (4676), Africa (2156) and finally Australia (1194). _________________________ Source: "Economic" issue No.118 of 15/9/98 Reference: Volume No.8 of the annual statistical data for 1997. Issued by the Central Statistical Organization, Sana'a, R.O.Y