General profile: Saudi Arabia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
32.938 Millions
3.750 SAR/US$
678 429 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 2 149 690 km²
-0.24 %
-0.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+18.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
180 711
251 143
203 550
(e) 218 174
Merchandise imports
59 459
106 863
174 675
(e) 130 825
Merchandise trade balance
121 252
144 280
28 875
(e) 87 348
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
4 %4 %23 %23 %73 %73 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
33 22029 05722 79421 33921 32433 22029 05722 79421 33921 324
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
11 410
10 689
14 474
(e) 18 021
Services imports
33 121
76 772
88 036
(e) 76 818
Services trade balance
-21 711
-66 084
-73 562
(e) -58 797
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
16.0
19.1
19.7
(e) 23.3
Travel
40.5
62.8
70.0
(e) 66.9
Other services
43.5
18.2
10.3
(e) 9.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-0.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
328 461
528 207
651 757
678 429
GDP per capita, current US$
13 740
19 260
20 653
20 597
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.57
5.04
4.11
-0.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
27.42
12.67
-8.68
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
3.750
3.750
3.750
3.750
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
43.225.431.230.530.443.225.431.230.530.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.8 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
12 097.33
29 233.00
8 141.00
1 421.00
FDI outflows
-349.87
3 907.00
5 390.00
5 625.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.03
0.04
0.05
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
297.4297.4295.4295.4273.3273.3268.8268.8245.9245.9243.7243.7236.5236.5214.4214.4216.2216.2123.5123.5105.7105.793.91 4211 4217 4537 4538 1418 1418 0128 0128 8658 86512 18212 18216 30816 30829 23329 23336 45836 45839 45639 45624 31924 31918 29318 29312 09712 0971 9421 942778778453453504504183183297.4295.4273.3268.8245.9243.7236.5214.4216.2123.5105.71 4217 4538 1418 0128 86512 18216 30829 23336 45839 45624 31918 29312 0971 942778453504183FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
31.97
16.59
-4.50
(e) 6.33
Balance, % of imports
120.82
50.30
-11.85
(e) 21.90
Normalized balance
0.377
0.201
-0.063
(e) 0.099
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
64627181838486838596959085
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
83%Male 83%Female
17%Female 17%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.214 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
2 582
2 319
4 231
3 986
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
36.24
50.43
64.83
59.51
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
5 810 404
7 567 862
8 404 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.07
0.11
0.16
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.65
7.35
7.77
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018