Country Profile Foreign Investment Iran

Indicator 1997/98 1996/97
Land  Area  1,648,195 Km Same Population 60.9 mn. 60.1 mn. Urban 37.7 mn. 36.8 mn. Rural 23.2 mn. 23.3 mn. Population  Density 37 per  Km 36 per Km Active  Population 16.8 mn. 16 mn. Employed  Population 14.8 mn. 14.6 mn. Literacy  Ratio (6-29 years) 93.5% 92.8% Average  GDP  Growth Rate 4.4% 5.9% GDP ( Current  Price ) Rls. 280,386 bn Rls. 233,651 bn Per  Capita  Income Rls. 3,732 thnd Rls. 3,208 thnd. Gross  National  Savings /GNP 23.3% 23.9% Government  Budget  Deficit /GDP 23.3% 24.8% Trade  Balance   $ 3,511 mn. $ 7,523 mn. Exports $ 18,506 mn. $ 22,496 mn. Imports ( FOB) $ 14,995 mn. $ 14,973 mn. Exchange  Rate  ( IRR/US$) Base  (Float ) 1,752.5 1,752.5 Export 3,007.5 3,007.5 Inflation  Rate 23.9 % 24.8% External  Debt $ 12,117 mn. $ 16,835 mn. Short – Term $ 3,289 mn.   $ 4,557 mn. Medium / Long- term $ 8,828 mn. $ 12,278 mn.