Syria has a population of 21.76 million habitants; most of them is alphabetized and has a per capita income of 4,700 dollars. The government is keen on fostering the participation of the private sector; so major privatizations have taken place.
Most of the economic activity is centered on the exploitation of oil resources; nevertheless, the government has begun to promote investment in other areas such as industry and services. The country presents good option in industrial projects and energy sector.
Main exports: crude oil, minerals, vegetables, fruits, cotton, textiles, and animals
Main imports: machinery and equipment, food, livestock, paper, metals and its by products.