Syrian Arab Republic
Statistical Appendix

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Abstract

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Table 1.

Syrian Arab Republic: Gross Domestic Product at Market Prices, 2003–06

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Source: The Central Bureau of Statistics.
Table 2.

Syrian Arab Republic: National Income and Prices, 2003–07

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Sources: Syrian authorities; and Fund staff estimates.
Table 3.

Syrian Arab Republic: Production, Consumption, and Trade of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products, 2003–07

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Sources: Ministry of Oil; Oil Marketing Office; and Fund staff estimates.
Table 4.

Syrian Arab Republic: Prices of Selected Oil Products, 2003–07

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Sources: Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources; Oil Market Intelligence; and Fund staff estimates.

Simple average of UK Brent, Dubai, and West Texas Intermediate spot prices reflecting world exports of light, medium, and heavy crude oil.

Table 5.

Syrian Arab Republic: Production, Cultivated Area, and Yield of Major Crops, 2003–07

(Production in thousand tons; area in thousand hectares; and yield in tons per hectare)

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Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics; and Ministry of Agriculture.
Table 6.

Syrian Arab Republic: Construction Activity, 2003–06 1/

(In thousands of square meters)

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Source: Central Bureau of Statistics.

Licensed buildings only.

Table 7.

Syrian Arab Republic: Labor Market Developments, 2003–06

(In thousands, unless otherwise indicated)

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Source: Central Bureau of Statistics.

Participation in the labor force, in percent of working age population.

In percent of working age population.

In percent of labor force.

Table 8.

Syrian Arab Republic: Investment Approvals, 2003–06

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Sources: Investment Office; and Ministry of Tourism.

With the exception of investment in the tourism sector, investment approvals in all other sectors were under Law No. 10.

Table 9.

Syrian Arab Republic: Consumer Price Index, 2003–08 (2000 =100)

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Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics; and Fund staff calculations.

Average weight calculated from the quarterly weights as derived from the 1996/97 household budget survey.

Weights derived from the 2004/05 household budget survey.

Data for 2008 are for end-June.

Table 10.

Syrian Arab Republic: Monthly Consumer Price Index, 2003–08 (2000 =100)

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Sources: Central Bureau of Statistics; and Fund staff calculations.
Table 11.

Syrian Arab Republic: Details of Budgetary Revenue, 2003–07

(In millions of Syrian pounds)

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Sources: Ministry of Finance; and Fund staff estimates and projections.

Represents about 13 percent of the value of petroleum receipts (15 percent for heavy oil, 12.5 percent for light oil) valued at the official budget rate.

Consists of profits generated by the Syrian Petroleum Distribution and Storage Company (SPDSC), transferred to the budget. These stem from the difference between the price paid by the SPDSC to the refineries and the price it receives from the retail outlets (e.g., petrol stations).

Includes collection of tax arrears from all taxes, fees on transit, public services, fees on Syrian workers working abroad (in dollars), national security fees, and fees on irrigation.

Table 12.

Syrian Arab Republic: Details of Budgetary Revenue, 2003–07

(In percent of GDP)

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Sources: Ministry of Finance; and Fund staff estimates and projections.

Represents about 13 percent of the value of petroleum receipts (15 percent for heavy oil, 12.5 percent for light oil) valued at the official budget rate.

Consists of profits generated by the Syrian Petroleum Distribution and Storage Company (SPDSC), transferred to the budget. These stem from the difference between the price paid by the SPDSC to the refineries and the price it receives from the retail outlets (e.g., petrol stations).

Includes collection of tax arrears from all taxes, fees on transit, public services, fees on Syrian workers working abroad, (in dollars), national security fees, and fees on irrigation.

Table 13.

Syrian Arab Republic: Details of Budgetary Expenditure, 2003–07

(In millions of Syrian pounds)

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Sources: Ministry of Finance; and Fund staff estimates and projections.

Including administrative expenses.

Including interest payments on investment certificates and on post office savings fund deposits.

Table 14.

Syrian Arab Republic: Details of Budgetary Expenditure, 2003–07

(In percent of GDP)

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Sources: Ministry of Finance; and Fund staff estimates and projections.

Including administrative expenses.

Including interest payments on investment certificates and on post office savings fund deposits.