EU Countries Profiles » Spain

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Madrid
Language: Spanish
Population: 49,331,076 
Total Area: 505,370 sq km 
Currency: Euro
The Diplomatic representation in Jordan
Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain
Tel: +962 6 4614166 
Fax: +962 6 461 41 73

Economic profile
GDP: $1.778 trillion
Real Growth rate: 3%
GDP-Per Capita: $38,400
Inflation rate: 2% 
Unemployment rate: 17.2%
Trade Balance:
Exports:  $313.7 billion
Imports:  $338.6 billion
Revenues: 498.1 billion
Expenditures: 539 billion

Natural resources
coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land

Major exports
machinery, motor vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medicines, other consumer goods.

Major imports
machinery and equipment, fuels, chemicals, semi-finished goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods, measuring and medical control instruments

Trade partners: Germany, Italy, France, China, Netherlands, UK, Portugal, USA.

Agriculture Products grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish

Major industries
textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.

Labor force:  22.75 million distributed as follows: 
Agriculture:  4.2%
Industry:      24%
Services:      71.7%

External Trade Between Jordan & Spain- JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 4,660,832 342,277,536
2018 13,089,100 249,208,500
2019  20,245,600 236,567,900
2020 24,314,800 264,127,400
2021 (January-February) 4,582,100 41,003,300

 Source: Department of Statistics

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

Main Jordanian Imports from Spain
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware
Mineral products
Products of the chemical or allied industries
Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
Base metals and articles of base metals    
Vegetable products : Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco   substitutes  


Agreements between Jordan and Spain 

  • MOU for Economic Cooperation – signed in 2015
  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997