EU Countries Profiles » Cyprus

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6% (2011 est.)
Population: 1,237,088
Total Area: 9,251 sq. km 
Currency: Euro
The Diplomatic representation in Jordan: 
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus
Tel: + 962 6 56 57 4 67
Fax: + 962 6 56 57 895
Economic profile
GDP: $31.78
Real Growth rate: 3.9% 
GDP-Per Capita: $37,200
Inflation rate: 0.7%
Unemployment rate: 11.1% 
Trade Balance:
Exports: $2.805 billion 
Imports: $7.935 billion  
Revenues: $ 8.663 billion
Expenditures: $ 8.275 billion  

Natural resources: copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment

Major exports: citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing

Major imports: consumer goods, petroleum and lubricants, machinery, transport equipment
Trade partners: Greece, South Korea, UK, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, China, Libya, Norway.
Agriculture Products: citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese

Major industries: tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products
Labor force 426,600 distributed as follows:  
Agriculture: 3.8%
Industry: 15.2    %
Services:  81 %   

External Trade Between Jordan & Cyprus - JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 555,722 14,342,686
2018 1,241,200 35,844,200
2019  1,792,400 8,468,500
2020  1,403,600 8,545,600
2021 (January - February) 331,200 1,119,700

Source: Department of Statistics

Main Jordanian Exports to Cyprus:
Products of the chemical or allied industries    
Textiles and textile articles
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

Main Jordanian Imports from Cyprus:
Products of the chemical or allied industries
Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments
Live animals; animal products
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles    
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

Agreements between Jordan and Cyprus: 

  • Promotion and Protection of Investment Agreement – signed in 2009
  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997