Iraq by numbers

2,309: US soldiers killed since invasion . . . 103: British soldiers killed . . . 4,260: members of new Iraqi security forces killed . . . 33,658-37,754: civilians killed . . . 101: media workers killed . . . 1,012: car bombs since June 2004 . . . 280: foreigners kidnapped (of whom 45 killed) . . . 14,767: Iraqis in US or allied custody last month . . . 34,131: insurgent attacks in 2005 . . . 298: attacks on oil and gas pipelines . . . 157,000: foreign troops in Iraq . . . 8,000: UK troops in Iraq . . . 15,000-20,000: estimated number of insurgents

. . . 300: political parties in Iraq . . .

26 million: total Iraqi population . . . 500,000: Iraqis living outside Iraq . . . 97: percentage who are Muslim (Shia 60-65, Sunni 32-37) . . . 2.7: percentage annual population growth rate . . . 61: average life expectancy in Iraq . . . 69: regional average life expectancy . . . 102: infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Iraq. . . 37: regional average infant deaths per 1,000 live births . . . 27: percentage of children chronically malnourished . . . 40: percentage of Iraqi adults who are literate . . . 5.8: average hours of electricity supply in Baghdad per day . . . 802: average per capita earnings in dollars in 2002 . . . 1,051: average per capita earnings in dollars in 2005 . . . 25.4: current inflation rate (per cent) . . . 25-40: estimated unemployment rate . . . 2.03 million: barrels of crude oil produced per day in 2002 . . . 2.093 million: barrels produced per day in 2005 . . . 35.8 billion: Iraq reconstruction needs in dollars, estimated by World Bank . . . 450 million: dollars pledged by UK for reconstruction . . . 5,000: daily dollar cost of one security guard to protect reconstruction workers . . . 25: percentage of total reconstruction bill spent on security . . .

(Sources: UNHCR; icasualties.org/oif; Middle East Institute: World Food Programme; IRINnews.org; Brookings Institution)