East Mediterranean


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.

2019 In Numbers
Peak Load 3.5 GW
GDP 41.9 $bn
Growth 2.3 %GDP
Debt 40.2 $bn
Debt to GDP 95.9 %


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