OIC Outlook - Archive

Since November 2007, the Centre has been preparing short outlook reports on various socio-economic development topics related to the OIC Member States. Using the Centre’s main database “BASEIND”, these reports present statistical information and analytical investigations on the topics under consideration, enriched with figures and tables. The topics of these reports include, among others, demography and structure of population, size and structure of the economy, saving and investment, structure and direction of trade, labour productivity, health, tourism, gender, food security, etc. The selected OIC Outlook Reports are also published in the Centre’s Economic Cooperation and Development Review as well as.

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Population Structure of the OIC Member Countries

Population Pie ChartDistribution of population within OIC Member Countries is not uniform. The most crowded countries of the world; Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh with more than 100 millions of people and the scarcely populated ones; Maldives, Brunei, Suriname, Comoros, Bahrain, Guyana, Djibouti and Qatar with less than 1 million are among the member countries.

Demographic Dynamics of the Population in OIC Member Countries

Demographic DynamicsThe developing world including the OIC member countries suffers from relatively poor living conditions (environmental, economic, and social) and low quality health care. This situation is reflected in many vital demographic indicators, showing that the developing countries are undergoing unfavorable conditions relative to the developed countries.

The Size of the Economy in OIC Member Countries

GDPGross Domestic Product (GDP), despite many caveats, is generally accepted as an indicator measuring the total size of the economy in a given year. Taking this into consideration, it is obvious that there are huge size differences among the economies of the OIC member countries. While six, out of the 57 OIC member countries (Maldives, Guyana, Djibouti, Gambia, Comoros, and Guinea Bissau) produced less than one billion in 2006, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia recorded real GDP figures of over $200 billion . In the same year, only 14 countries realised real GDP figures over the OIC group average of $34,866 million.