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About Yemen

Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen is a country on the Gulf of Arabia in the Middle East (Western Asia).

The once 2 republics Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) integrated into one sovereign country in 1990. However, the country fell into crisis with a deepening civil war between the Sunnis supported by Saudi Arabia and Shia Houthis supported by Iran.

The country’s Economy is mainly Petroleum and Natural Gas. However, Agriculture also plays an important role in the GDP of the country.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityAden / Sanaa
Government TypeProvisional Republic
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyYemeni rial, YER
Phone Code +967
Important CitiesSeiyun, Sana'a, Aden, Ta'izz, Al Hudaydah, Mukalla, Ibb, Dhamar, Sayyan, Zinjibar, Ash Shihr, Zabid, Bajil District, Rada'a, Socotra, Dhi as-Sufal, al-Marawi'a
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-30)
GDP (nominal)USD 21.045 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking187
Primary IndustriesAgriculture and fishing,Oil and gas,Industry and manufacturing,Services and tourism.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsOman, Saudi Arabia
Member of(Arab League), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Plastics and Products, Spices, Vegetables and Related Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Aviation Vehicles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Railway and Locomotives, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsOther Products, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fashion and Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories, Silk & Textiles, Books and Papers, Fruits and Nuts
Total Exports ValueUSD 2.016 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 12.585 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 10.569 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaThe bilateral trade stood at US$284.54 million in 2016-17, out of which India’s exports to Djibouti were US$281.71 million and imports were US$2.82 million. Exports from India consist mainly of cereals, iron & steel products, plastic products, sugar, mineral fuel and footwear etc. During 2016-17, major imports by India from Djibouti were hides and skins, metal scraps and leather. Bilateral trade is in India’s favor. Most of the trade with Djibouti actually serves the growing market in Ethiopia. The main items which have shown increase in Indian exports are: iron & steel products, paper and plastic products.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Wood and Pulp, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Ceramic Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Spices, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 160.91 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,000.36 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 159.91 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for YemenEmbassy of India
H.E. Amrit Lugun
Honourable Ambassador
24th Street, off Hadda Road in front of Hadda Post Office, towards 50 Street before Y Telecom building, Sana'a
00 967 1 433 631 / 433 632

Embassy Details of Yemen in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Yemen
H.E. Mr. Abdulmalik Abdullah Al Eryani
D-108, Anand NiketanNew Delhi-110 021
91 11 4270-5723 - 24 (O)

Consulate General of Yemen in Mumbai
Mr. Yahya Yahya Saleh Ghobar
Consul General
102-A, Maker Tower F, 10th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400 005

+91-22-22183956 (O)