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Table 1

Classification of selected MENA countries

High-income countries
Low- and middle-income countries
CountryPopulation size (1,000 inhab)CountryPopulation size (1,000 inhab)
Oman 4,636 Jordan 9,702 
Qatar 2,639 Syria 18,270 
Saudia Arabia 32,938 Palestine 4,921 
United Arab Emirates 9,400 Yemen Republic 28,250 
Bahrain 1,493 Algeria 41,318 
Israel 8,322 Djibouti 957 
Kuwait 4,137 Egypt 97,553 
Malta 430.8 Iran 81,163 
  Iraq 38,275 
  Lebanon 6,082 
  Libya 6,375 
  Morocco 35,740 
  Tunisia 11,532 
Total 63,995.8 Total 38,0138 
High-income countries
Low- and middle-income countries
CountryPopulation size (1,000 inhab)CountryPopulation size (1,000 inhab)
Oman 4,636 Jordan 9,702 
Qatar 2,639 Syria 18,270 
Saudia Arabia 32,938 Palestine 4,921 
United Arab Emirates 9,400 Yemen Republic 28,250 
Bahrain 1,493 Algeria 41,318 
Israel 8,322 Djibouti 957 
Kuwait 4,137 Egypt 97,553 
Malta 430.8 Iran 81,163 
  Iraq 38,275 
  Lebanon 6,082 
  Libya 6,375 
  Morocco 35,740 
  Tunisia 11,532 
Total 63,995.8 Total 38,0138 

Source: FAOSTAT, based on UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population) – Population Division (2017).

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