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Cyprus:

 
     
 

1.     Overview:

a.      Total Area: 9,251 sq km

b.      Total Population: 1,138,071 (July 2012 est.)

                                                             i.      Agricultural Population – 8.5%

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 414,100 (2011 est.)

c.       GDP: $23.72 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 0.5% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $27,500 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                            i.      agriculture: 2.3%

                                                            ii.      industry: 20.5%

                                                            iii.      services: 71%

g.      Investment (gross fixed): 16.6% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 7.9% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: NA%

j.        Industries: tourism, food and beverage processing, cement and gypsum production, ship repair and refurbishment, textiles, light chemicals, metal products, wood, paper, stone and clay products

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 0.7% (2011 est.)

2.  Trade:

a.      Total Exports: $1.957 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: citrus, potatoes, pharmaceuticals, cement, clothing

c.       Export partners: Greece 27.4%, UK 10.2%, Germany 5.5% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $8 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: consumer goods, petroleum and lubricants, machinery, transport equipment

f.        Import partners: Greece 21.7%, Israel 10.4%, UK 9%, Italy 8.3%, Germany 8.3%, France 5.7%, China 4.8%, Netherlands 4.6% (2011)

g.       CO2 emissions (MT): 7.79

 

3.   Climate, Land & Agriculture:

a.      Climate: temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 1470.0, sq km

c.       Land Use:

                                                           i.      Arable land: 10.81%

                                                           ii.      Permanent crops: 4.32%

                                                           iii.      Irrigated land: 460 sq km

                                                           iv.      Other: 84.87%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: citrus, vegetables, barley, grapes, olives, vegetables; poultry, pork, lamb; dairy, cheese

 

4. Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used: food and beverage processing, textiles,  wood, paper

5. Environmental information & data:

 

Environment Current Issues: water resource problems (no natural reservoir catchments, seasonal disparity in rainfall, sea water intrusion to island's largest aquifer, increased salination in the north); water pollution from sewage and industrial wastes; coastal degradation; loss of wildlife habitats from urbanization

6.     Jute Statistics:

Import quantity of jute & bast fibre by Cyprus in recent years:

Years

Quantity (tones)

2010

01

2009

14

2008

01

 

7.     Any special information which is related to jute):

Top export commodities: Cyprus: Quantity: tonnes

Commodities

2010

2009

Potatoes

58188

79834

Cigarettes

1137

1162

Wine

2141

2592

 

8.  Associate Members: N/A

 

9.   Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment

1    IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

  Cyprus is one of the present members of IJSG from the European Union.

 

 Sources:

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/cyprus/agricultural-land-percent-of-land-area-wb-data.html

http://wiki.phantis.com/index.php/Cabinet_of_Cyprus

  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 
 
     

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