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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Iran

GDP of Iran, 1970-2012

During 1970-2012 GDP of Iran grew by 541.6 billion US dollars (in 55.2 times) to 551.6 billion US dollars; change occurred by 16.8 billion US dollars by increasing population of Iran by 47.9 million, as well as by 524.8 billion US dollars by increasing of GDP per capita in Iran by 6866 US dollars. The average annual growth of GDP of Iran was 12.9 billion US dollars or 129%. Share in the World grew by 0.46%. Share in Asia rose by 0.2%. Share in Southern Asia rose by 8.9%. Minimal GDP of Iran was in 1970 (10 billion US dollars). Maximal GDP of Iran was in 2012 (551.6 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2012 GDP per capita in Iran grew by 6866 US dollars (in 20.6 times) to 7217 US dollars. The average annual growth of GDP per capita in Iran was 163.5 US dollars or 46.6%.

GDP of Iran, 1970

GDP of Iran in 1970 was 10 billion US dollars, ranked 35th in the world and was on par with GDP of Colombia (10.2 billion US dollars), GDP of Indonesia (9.8 billion US dollars), GDP of Chile (9.6 billion US dollars). Share of GDP of Iran in the world was 0.3%.

GDP per capita in Iran in 1970 was 351 US dollars., ranked 107th in the world and was on par with GDP per capita in Brazil (367 US dollars). GDP per capita in Iran was less, than GDP per capita in the World (910 US dollars) by 559 US dollars.

Comparison of GDP of Iran and the neighbors in 1970. GDP of Iran was more, than GDP of Iraq (2.3 billion US dollars), GDP of Afghanistan (1.7 billion US dollars), but was less, than GDP of Pakistan (13.1 billion US dollars). GDP per capita in Iran was more, than GDP per capita in Iraq (234 US dollars), GDP per capita in Pakistan (222 US dollars), GDP per capita in Afghanistan (159 US dollars).

Comparison of GDP of Iran and leaders in 1970. GDP of Iran was less, than GDP of United States (1075.9 billion US dollars) in 107.6 times, GDP of USSR (433.4 billion US dollars) in 43.3 times, GDP of Japan (209.1 billion US dollars) in 20.9 times, GDP of Germany (208.9 billion US dollars) in 20.9 times. GDP per capita in Iran was less, than GDP per capita in United States (5126 US dollars) in 14.6 times, GDP per capita in Germany (2634 US dollars) in 7.5 times, GDP per capita in Japan (2016 US dollars) in 5.7 times, GDP per capita in USSR (1790 US dollars) in 5.1 times.

Potential GDP of Iran in 1970. With GDP per capita in Iran at the level of GDP per capita in United States (5126 US dollars), GDP of Iran would be 146 billion US dollars, it is 136 billion US dollars (1360%) more than the actual level.

GDP of Iran, 2012

GDP of Iran in 2012 was 551.6 billion US dollars, ranked 21st in the world. Share of GDP of Iran in the world was 0.76%.

GDP per capita in Iran in 2012 was 7217 US dollars., ranked 96th in the world and was on par with GDP per capita in Azerbaijan (7383 US dollars), GDP per capita in South Africa (7336 US dollars), GDP per capita in Botswana (7191 US dollars), GDP per capita in Bulgaria (7004 US dollars). GDP per capita in Iran was less, than GDP per capita in the World (10269 US dollars) by 3052 US dollars.

Comparison of GDP of Iran and the neighbors in 2012. GDP of Iran was more, than GDP of Pakistan (215.1 billion US dollars), GDP of Iraq (149.4 billion US dollars), GDP of Azerbaijan (68.7 billion US dollars), GDP of Turkmenistan (33.5 billion US dollars), GDP of Afghanistan (20.4 billion US dollars). GDP per capita in Iran was more, than GDP per capita in Turkmenistan (6469 US dollars), GDP per capita in Iraq (4557 US dollars), GDP per capita in Pakistan (1201 US dollars), GDP per capita in Afghanistan (683 US dollars), but was less, than GDP per capita in Azerbaijan (7383 US dollars).

Comparison of GDP of Iran and leaders in 2012. GDP of Iran was less, than GDP of United States (16244.6 billion US dollars) in 29.4 times, GDP of China (8358.4 billion US dollars) in 15.2 times, GDP of Japan (5960.2 billion US dollars) in 10.8 times, GDP of Germany (3426 billion US dollars) in 6.2 times. GDP per capita in Iran was more, than GDP per capita in China (6070 US dollars) by 18.9%, but was less, than GDP per capita in United States (51163 US dollars) in 7.1 times, GDP per capita in Japan (46838 US dollars) in 6.5 times, GDP per capita in Germany (41376 US dollars) in 5.7 times.

Potential GDP of Iran in 2012. With GDP per capita in Iran at the level of GDP per capita in United States (51163 US dollars), GDP of Iran would be 3910.4 billion US dollars, it is 3358.8 billion US dollars (608.9%) more than the actual level. With GDP per capita in Iran at the level of GDP per capita in Azerbaijan (7383 US dollars), GDP of Iran would be 564.3 billion US dollars, it is 12.7 billion US dollars (2.3%) more than the actual level.

GDP of Iran, 1970-2012
YearGDP, bln. dollarsGDP per capita, dollarsGDP, bln. dollarsgrowth rate of GDP, %share, %
current pricesconstant prices 1970in the Worldin Asiain Southern Asia
19701035110 0.3210.3
197112.643011.3130.342.312.1
197215.852313.115.90.372.314.5
197325.181014.28.40.492.918.9
197443.8137315.270.754.126
197548.91487165.30.754.226.9
197663.4187018.716.90.94.831.6
197774.4212518.5-1.10.944.732.1
197873.2202516.5-10.80.783.728.7
197985.6228515.1-8.50.793.829.7
198092236413.2-12.60.763.727.3
1981100.1247512.8-30.813.727.5
1982123.4293214.714.814.731.7
1983151.6345816.612.91.25.534.7
1984161352516.70.61.25.635.7
198574.51568171.80.562.619.9
198673.1147815.5-8.80.482.118.4
198788.2171615.500.512.119.8
198892.1173014.8-4.50.471.918.9
198991165615.44.10.451.818.7
199091161517.211.70.41.717.6
199195.916691910.50.41.619.5
199299.4170420.26.30.391.519.6
1993109.2185219.7-2.50.421.521.5
1994109.2183020.120.41.419.5
1995110.3182420.730.361.217.7
1996115187121.95.80.371.317.7
1997107.5171922.84.10.351.315.8
1998105.2165123.53.10.341.415.4
1999109.6168924.54.30.341.315.3
2000104157825.33.30.321.114.3
2001110.41651262.80.341.314.8
2002135.11995287.70.41.516.8
2003140.2204630.38.20.371.415.4
2004170.7246131.850.41.515.7
2005205.6293133.55.30.441.716.2
2006243.7343335.560.481.916.9
2007312.1434738.48.20.552.117.3
2008363.1499739.11.80.582.118.5
2009366.1497840.74.10.622.118
2010421.75663435.70.652.116.9
2011527.3699144.330.742.318.3
2012551.6721743.5-1.80.762.219.2

GDP of Iran, bln. dollars, 1970-2012

GDP of Iran, bln. dollars, 1970-2012

GDP per capita in Iran, dollars, 1970-2012, current prices

GDP per capita in Iran, dollars, 1970-2012, current prices

Growth rate of GDP in Iran, %, 1971-2012, constant prices

Growth rate of GDP in Iran, %, 1971-2012, constant prices

Potential GDP of Iran, 2012
rateper capita, dollarspotential GDP, bln. dollars
world leader (United States)511633910.4
average of the World10269784.9
best neighbor (Azerbaijan)7383564.3

Comparison GDP of Iran and the neighbors

GDP of Iran and the neighbors, bln. dollars, 1970-2012
YearIranPakistanIraqAzerbaijanTurkmenistanAfghanistan
19701013.12.3  1.7
1980923112.5  3.6
19909151.7176.53.13.6
200010476.916.95.34.93.5
2010421.7174.512252.922.116.1
2012551.6215.1149.468.733.520.4

GDP per capita in Iran and the neighbors, dollars, 1970-2012
YearAzerbaijanIranTurkmenistanIraqPakistanAfghanistan
1970 351 234222159
1980 2364 912388276
19909021615836973465309
200065015781096710534171
201058175663439339421008566
201273837217646945571201683

Comparison GDP of Iran and leaders

GDP of Iran and leaders, bln. dollars, 1970-2012
YearUnited StatesChinaJapanGermanyFranceIran
19701075.991209.1208.9146.410
19802862.5306.51087919.7690.392
19905979.6404.53103.71714.41244.191
200010289.71192.84731.21886.41326.3104
201014958.35949.85495.43304.42565421.7
201216244.68358.45960.234262611.2551.6

GDP per capita in Iran and leaders, dollars, 1970-2012
YearUnited StatesJapanGermanyFranceIranChina
19705126201626342824351112
198012436937811616125132364311
1990234952538821301213341615347
2000361563763422588217701578932
20104790543151398043936256634375
20125116346838413763961772176070


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