East Mediterranean

Jordan

Jordan’s low-growth economy and geopolitical balancing act seemingly leave the country on the perennial brink. The start-up of gas imports from Israel's Leviathan by 2019 will add pressure.

State of Play

Highly dependent on foreign aid and remittances, the kingdom's economy is set grow a mere 2% in 2018. Amman faces a popular backlash at each attempt to push through IMF-backed reforms. Plans to import natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan field, to curb a gaping energy deficit, face widespread public opprobrium.

2018 In Numbers
Peak Load 3.5 GW
GDP 41.9 $bn
Growth 2.3 %GDP
Debt 40.2 $bn
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Jordan’s Debt Continues To Climb As Low Growth Leads To Consecutive Deficits

Jordan: Gas Options See Oil Products Burn (And Nepco's Spending) Plummet ...

FSRU And The Resumption Of Egyptian Imports Give Jordan Ample Gas Import Options Ahead Of 2020 Leviathan Startup (Mn Cfd)

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