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Kuwait Current Account Balance: % of GDP

1975 - 2016 | Yearly | % | CEIC

Kuwait's Current Account surplus accounted for 0.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2016, compared with a 7.4 % surplus in the previous year. Kuwait's Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1975 to Dec 2016, with an average value of 26.4 %. The data reached an all-time high of 56.5 % in Dec 1979 and a record low of -244.9 % in Dec 1991. CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from quarter Current Account Balance and annual Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Kuwait provides Current Account Balance in local currency based on BPM6. Central Statistical Bureau provides Nominal GDP in local currency. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2012 is calculated from annual Current Account Balance. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2009 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

In the latest reports of Kuwait, Current Account recorded a surplus of 655.3 USD mn in Dec 2016. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 294.6 USD mn in Dec 2016. Kuwait's Direct Investment Abroad fell by 142.4 USD mn in Sep 2017. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 3.3 USD mn in Sep 2017. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 110.9 USD bn in Dec 2016.

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What was Kuwait's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in 2016?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

0.6

2016

7.4

2015

-244.9

1991

56.5

1979

%

yearly

1975 - 2016

Updated on 2018

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Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP: Annual: Kuwait

Series Details
Series ID

282377504

Name

Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP: Annual: Kuwait

Country

Kuwait

Frequency

Yearly

Unit

%

Status

Active

Source

CEIC Generate

First Date

1975

Last Date

2016

Last Updated

20 Feb 2018

Statistics
Mean

22.54

Variance

1,997.65

Standard deviation

44.70

Skewness

-5.43

Kurtosis

32.99

Coefficient variation

1.98

Median

26.41

Max
1979

56.51

Min
1991

-244.86

Previous observation
2015

7.41

Last observation
2016

0.59

Number of Observations

42

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Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
United States

-2.1

Sep 2017

-2.6

Jun 2017

-6.3

Dec 2005

1.2

Jun 1975

%

quarterly

Mar 1960 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Canada

-3.6

Sep 2017

-2.9

Jun 2017

-5.1

Mar 1975

3.6

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1957 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
France

-0.2

Dec 2017

-0.1

Sep 2017

-4.0

Mar 2017

3.6

Jun 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Germany

8.2

Dec 2017

8.1

Sep 2017

-2.4

Sep 2000

9.2

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 1991 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Italy

3.9

Sep 2017

2.5

Jun 2017

-6.2

Mar 1981

4.6

Sep 1996

%

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Japan

4.1

Dec 2017

4.5

Sep 2017

-0.7

Mar 2014

4.8

Dec 2007

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
United Kingdom

-4.5

Sep 2017

-5.1

Jun 2017

-7.1

Dec 2015

3.8

Mar 1981

%

quarterly

Mar 1955 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Austria

1.7

Sep 2017

1.3

Jun 2017

-8.8

Dec 1977

8.8

Mar 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 1970 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Belgium

0.0

Sep 2017

-1.0

Jun 2017

-7.7

Sep 2008

9.2

Jun 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Bulgaria

-3.9

Dec 2017

16.0

Sep 2017

-30.2

Dec 2007

16.0

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Cyprus

6.5

Sep 2017

-0.2

Jun 2017

-27.0

Dec 2008

8.6

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Czech Republic

-2.9

Sep 2017

-0.7

Jun 2017

-10.6

Sep 2010

9.9

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Denmark

8.6

Sep 2017

8.8

Jun 2017

-3.9

Dec 1998

11.1

Sep 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 1990 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Estonia

4.2

Sep 2017

2.9

Jun 2017

-20.4

Mar 2007

5.6

Sep 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Finland

2.2

Sep 2017

-1.5

Jun 2017

-7.2

Mar 1991

10.9

Dec 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1990 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Greece

9.6

Sep 2017

-1.0

Jun 2017

-21.0

Mar 2007

11.8

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Hungary

2.3

Sep 2017

6.2

Jun 2017

-10.9

Dec 2000

8.2

Jun 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Iceland

9.9

Sep 2017

2.4

Jun 2017

-36.3

Jun 2008

15.3

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Ireland

18.7

Sep 2017

-1.2

Jun 2017

-10.0

Mar 2008

18.7

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Latvia

-4.2

Sep 2017

-3.1

Jun 2017

-25.9

Dec 2006

12.8

Jun 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Lithuania

6.6

Dec 2017

0.4

Sep 2017

-22.5

Mar 2008

14.6

Sep 1994

%

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Argentina

-5.7

Sep 2017

-4.1

Jun 2017

-5.7

Sep 2017

5.1

Jun 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Luxembourg

16.8

Sep 2017

3.3

Jun 2017

-13.3

Jun 2012

20.5

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Malta

15.7

Sep 2017

16.3

Jun 2017

-29.5

Dec 2000

16.3

Jun 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Bolivia

-5.6

Sep 2017

-5.0

Jun 2017

-10.9

Jun 1992

16.1

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 1990 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Netherlands

10.1

Sep 2017

8.1

Jun 2017

-2.3

Sep 2000

12.9

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Norway

2.2

Sep 2017

6.8

Jun 2017

-11.5

Jun 1986

19.7

Dec 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 1981 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Brazil

-1.4

Dec 2017

-0.6

Sep 2017

-5.6

Mar 2015

3.0

Sep 2004

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Poland

0.1

Sep 2017

-0.7

Jun 2017

-7.3

Jun 2007

1.7

Jun 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Chile

-2.2

Sep 2017

-1.7

Jun 2017

-8.8

Dec 1997

7.8

Mar 2007

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Portugal

4.2

Sep 2017

-2.2

Jun 2017

-13.6

Jun 2008

4.2

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Colombia

-3.4

Sep 2017

-2.9

Jun 2017

-7.5

Sep 2015

1.5

Sep 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Romania

-2.7

Sep 2017

-6.4

Jun 2017

-17.4

Jun 2008

4.4

Mar 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Slovakia

-3.1

Sep 2017

-1.7

Jun 2017

-13.9

Dec 2005

4.3

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Slovenia

7.9

Sep 2017

7.1

Jun 2017

-10.7

Jun 1999

7.9

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Ecuador

-1.5

Sep 2017

0.2

Jun 2017

-15.5

Sep 1998

12.4

Dec 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Mexico

-1.8

Sep 2017

0.0

Jun 2017

-6.0

Sep 1994

0.4

Jun 1995

%

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Spain

2.6

Sep 2017

2.0

Jun 2017

-11.6

Mar 2008

4.5

Sep 1985

%

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Panama

-10.1

Sep 2017

-6.4

Jun 2017

-19.6

Sep 2008

3.6

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Sweden

4.6

Sep 2017

2.9

Jun 2017

-5.5

Dec 1982

10.1

Mar 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Paraguay

-0.8

Sep 2017

-4.6

Jun 2017

-8.2

Dec 2014

15.1

Sep 2002

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Switzerland

7.8

Sep 2017

11.3

Jun 2017

-1.9

Mar 2009

17.0

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 1983 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Peru

-1.2

Sep 2017

-0.6

Jun 2017

-12.4

Mar 1982

6.1

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Uruguay

2.2

Sep 2017

3.2

Jun 2017

-9.7

Jun 2008

3.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Venezuela

-1.9

2015

0.7

2014

-14.6

1978

22.1

1974

%

yearly

1970 - 2015

Updated on 2018
Algeria

-16.5

2016

-15.8

2015

-16.5

2016

24.7

2006

%

yearly

1997 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Australia

-2.0

Sep 2017

-2.2

Jun 2017

-7.3

Dec 2004

2.3

Dec 1972

%

quarterly

Sep 1959 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Bangladesh

-0.9

2017

1.1

2016

-1.9

2001

3.3

2010

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Brunei

12.0

Dec 2015

3.0

Sep 2015

3.0

Sep 2015

54.3

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2013 - Dec 2015

Updated on Feb 2018
Cambodia

-8.8

2016

-9.3

2015

-13.0

2013

-2.2

2001

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Bahrain

3.3

2014

7.8

2013

-12.6

1998

15.7

2007

%

yearly

1997 - 2014

Updated on 2015
China

1.8

Dec 2017

1.3

Sep 2017

-0.3

Jun 2001

11.1

Dec 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Botswana

21.8

Sep 2017

16.5

Jun 2017

-16.6

Dec 2008

29.3

Dec 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Hong Kong

8.5

Sep 2017

2.9

Jun 2017

-5.5

Jun 2014

20.8

Dec 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
India

-1.2

Sep 2017

-2.5

Jun 2017

-6.8

Dec 2012

2.2

Jun 2004

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Israel

-0.4

Sep 2017

3.3

Jun 2017

-19.8

Sep 1982

17.8

Dec 1985

%

quarterly

Mar 1979 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Indonesia

-2.2

Dec 2017

-1.7

Sep 2017

-4.6

Jun 1996

7.8

Sep 1998

%

quarterly

Mar 1990 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Jordan

-9.4

Sep 2017

-13.8

Jun 2017

-26.6

Mar 2012

26.4

Jun 2003

%

quarterly

Mar 1992 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
South Korea

6.1

Sep 2017

4.1

Jun 2017

-13.1

Mar 1980

16.0

Mar 1998

%

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Malawi

-11.1

2015

-18.6

2014

-25.1

1979

-0.2

1998

%

yearly

1977 - 2015

Updated on 2018
Malaysia

3.6

Dec 2017

3.7

Sep 2017

0.4

Jun 2013

20.2

Jun 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Laos

-7.8

2016

-15.7

2015

-15.7

2015

6.4

1999

%

yearly

1984 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Macau

27.0

2016

25.3

2015

14.7

2006

40.9

2011

%

yearly

2002 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Myanmar

-8.3

2016

-2.2

2015

-8.3

2016

0.0

2007

%

yearly

1986 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Nepal

-0.4

2017

6.2

2016

-2.6

2010

6.2

2016

%

yearly

2001 - 2017

Updated on 2018
New Zealand

-1.8

Sep 2017

-2.1

Jun 2017

-9.0

Jun 2008

0.7

Sep 2009

%

quarterly

Jun 1987 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Pakistan

-4.1

2017

-1.7

2016

-8.1

2008

4.4

2003

%

yearly

1977 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Philippines

0.7

Sep 2017

-0.1

Jun 2017

-10.1

Dec 1983

8.7

Dec 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 1981 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Singapore

15.1

Dec 2017

22.5

Sep 2017

-6.3

Mar 1987

32.2

Mar 2007

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Sri Lanka

-3.9

Jun 2017

-3.2

Mar 2017

-11.8

Jun 2008

2.4

Sep 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Taiwan

14.0

Sep 2017

12.2

Jun 2017

-12.8

Jun 1974

22.6

Sep 1986

%

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Thailand

10.4

Dec 2017

11.9

Sep 2017

-11.9

Jun 2005

16.6

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Vietnam

4.0

2016

0.5

2015

-12.8

1995

6.1

2012

%

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Albania

-4.6

Sep 2017

-7.7

Jun 2017

-19.1

Dec 2008

-4.3

Jun 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Armenia

0.1

Sep 2017

1.6

Jun 2017

-64.3

Mar 1995

6.0

Dec 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 1994 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Azerbaijan

2.6

Sep 2017

4.0

Jun 2017

-5.4

Mar 2016

24.6

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2013 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Belarus

0.6

Sep 2017

2.7

Jun 2017

-21.3

Mar 2011

12.0

Mar 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina

-2.9

Sep 2017

-6.2

Jun 2017

-14.3

Jun 2008

-2.8

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Croatia

28.1

Sep 2017

1.2

Jun 2017

-25.9

Dec 1997

31.0

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Georgia

-3.0

Sep 2017

-7.7

Jun 2017

-29.9

Mar 2008

-1.5

Sep 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Kazakhstan

-4.1

Sep 2017

-4.0

Jun 2017

-25.6

Dec 1999

15.0

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Dec 1997 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Kyrgyzstan

-1.2

Sep 2017

-7.8

Jun 2017

-31.1

Mar 2008

11.0

Jun 2009

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Macedonia

6.8

Sep 2017

-3.8

Jun 2017

-21.0

Dec 2008

7.2

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Moldova

-8.2

Sep 2017

-10.8

Jun 2017

-33.8

Mar 1998

12.6

Mar 2003

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Mongolia

-7.8

Sep 2017

-4.1

Jun 2017

-56.5

Mar 2012

15.1

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Mauritius

-5.9

Sep 2017

-6.9

Jun 2017

-16.7

Sep 2011

1.6

Mar 2007

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Montenegro

18.1

Sep 2017

-31.5

Jun 2017

-41.4

Mar 2017

23.9

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Russia

-0.6

Sep 2017

0.6

Jun 2017

-3.7

Jun 1998

21.4

Mar 2000

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Serbia

-3.9

Sep 2017

-3.6

Jun 2017

-8.7

Mar 2017

-2.5

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2013 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Tajikistan

-0.4

Jun 2017

7.1

Mar 2017

-34.9

Mar 2012

11.3

Sep 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Turkey

-4.4

Sep 2017

-6.3

Jun 2017

-11.4

Mar 2011

5.8

Jun 1994

%

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Ukraine

-5.2

Sep 2017

-1.0

Jun 2017

-12.1

Sep 2013

21.2

Jun 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Morocco

1.1

Sep 2017

-9.1

Jun 2017

-9.1

Jun 2017

1.7

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Nigeria

2.4

Sep 2017

1.4

Jun 2017

-5.3

Mar 2015

20.9

Jun 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Oman

-18.4

2016

-15.7

2015

-21.9

1998

16.7

2005

%

yearly

1974 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Qatar

-5.5

2016

8.4

2015

-26.5

1995

33.8

1980

%

yearly

1978 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Saudi Arabia

5.7

Sep 2017

-1.7

Jun 2017

-14.6

Dec 2015

35.2

Jun 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2006 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
South Africa

-2.3

Sep 2017

-2.4

Jun 2017

-11.0

Mar 1971

13.9

Mar 1980

%

quarterly

Mar 1960 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Sudan

-3.7

2016

-5.6

2015

-11.7

1992

2.2

1985

%

yearly

1977 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Syria

-0.6

2010

-1.9

2009

-13.6

1985

29.2

1990

%

yearly

1980 - 2010

Updated on 2018
Tunisia

-8.8

2016

-8.9

2015

-11.1

1977

2.1

1988

%

yearly

1976 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Yemen

-8.0

2015

-3.4

2014

-10.1

2009

12.3

2000

%

yearly

1991 - 2015

Updated on 2018
United Arab Emirates

2.4

2016

4.7

2015

-0.1

1998

21.3

2012

%

yearly

1996 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Egypt

-2.5

Sep 2017

-4.8

Jun 2017

-7.8

Dec 2016

7.7

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Sep 2001 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Kuwait

0.6

2016

7.4

2015

-244.9

1991

56.5

1979

%

yearly

1975 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Ivory Coast

-0.6

2016

-0.6

2015

-21.6

1980

10.4

2011

%

yearly

1975 - 2016

Updated on 2018
European Union

2.1

Sep 2017

0.8

Jun 2017

-2.7

Jun 2008

2.2

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Kenya

-7.0

Sep 2017

-6.2

Jun 2017

-13.4

Sep 2014

-1.5

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2009 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Iran

3.9

2017

0.3

2016

-1.1

1999

10.1

2012

%

yearly

1997 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Lebanon

-16.4

2015

-24.4

2014

-25.6

2003

-5.1

2006

%

yearly

2002 - 2015

Updated on 2018
Kosovo

14.7

Sep 2017

-15.2

Jun 2017

-24.6

Dec 2011

14.7

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018

More Indicators for Kuwait

Indicator Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Government Debt: % of GDP

9.8

2016

4.6

2015

3.1

2013

45.8

1990

%

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Foreign Direct Investment

294.5

2016

282.6

2015

282.6

2015

3,890.6

2012

USD mn

yearly

2009 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Total Imports Growth

10.7

Sep 2017

3.4

Jun 2017

-93.1

Jun 1977

2,809.9

Mar 1979

%

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Money Supply M2

120,219.46

Oct 2017

121,319.26

Sep 2017

21,432.12

Mar 1994

121,668.55

Jun 2014

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Oct 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Forecast: Government Revenue

22.88

2022

22.12

2021

1.66

1991

35.70

2013

KWD bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Teledensity: Fixed Line

10.96

2016

13.40

2015

1.27

1960

25.16

1997

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Real GDP Growth

3.5

2016

0.6

2015

-20.4

1980

33.8

1993

%

yearly

1971 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Labour Productivity Growth

-1.43

2017

0.33

2016

-14.22

2009

89.38

1992

%

yearly

1992 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Domestic Credit Growth

7.0

Nov 2017

7.7

Oct 2017

-7.7

May 2001

34.1

Jan 2008

%

monthly

Jan 1995 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Market Capitalization: % of GDP

79.2

2016

77.3

2015

52.3

2008

782.4

2001

%

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Total Imports

8,206.0

Sep 2017

8,002.1

Jun 2017

39.8

Mar 1978

8,322.3

Mar 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change

0.37

Oct 2017

0.00

Sep 2017

-1.60

Sep 2001

14.20

Jun 2008

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita

32,734.02

2022

31,516.56

2021

7,960.51

1991

45,993.65

2012

USD

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Crude Oil: Exports

2,128.20

2016

1,963.80

2015

948.20

1999

2,128.20

2016

Barrel/Day th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Public Consumption: % of GDP

25.9

2016

24.2

2015

7.3

1974

201.0

1991

%

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Equity Market Index

6,687.8

Jan 2018

6,408.0

Dec 2017

1,599.9

Sep 2001

15,456.2

Jun 2008

29Dec1993=1000

monthly

Jun 2001 - Jan 2018

Updated on Jan 2018
Domestic Credit

111,985.9

Nov 2017

111,874.8

Oct 2017

20,673.7

Jan 1994

111,985.9

Nov 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Non Performing Loans Ratio

2.4

2016

2.8

2015

2.4

2016

19.2

2000

%

yearly

2000 - 2016

Updated on 2016
Visitor Arrivals

14,240

Dec 2015

14,152

Nov 2015

4,086

Jan 1998

48,684

Aug 2009

Person

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2015

Updated on Dec 2016
Forecast: Government Expenditure

23.19

2022

22.48

2021

4.02

1997

23.19

2022

KWD bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars

12,600.00

Dec 2016

6,700.00

Jun 2016

6,700.00

Jun 2016

30,000.00

Dec 2005

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
Crude Oil: Production

2,703.00

Nov 2017

2,708.00

Oct 2017

1,828.00

Feb 2002

2,868.00

Nov 2016

Barrel/Day th

monthly

Jan 2002 - Nov 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Population

4.4

2016

4.2

2015

1.6

1993

4.4

2016

Person mn

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Household Debt: % of GDP

16.3

2016

18.0

2015

5.1

2011

18.0

2015

%

yearly

1997 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Short Term Interest Rate

1.88

Jan 2018

1.88

Dec 2017

0.75

Sep 2013

6.12

Nov 2006

% pa

monthly

Nov 2001 - Jan 2018

Updated on Jan 2018
Gold Reserves

104.86

Oct 2017

105.14

Sep 2017

44.80

Nov 1964

290.28

May 1977

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1964 - Oct 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Forecast: Government Net Debt

20.64

2022

19.42

2021

0.06

1990

20.64

2022

KWD bn

yearly

1990 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars

95,400.00

Dec 2016

42,400.00

Jun 2016

42,400.00

Jun 2016

126,300.00

Dec 2014

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
GDP Deflator Growth

-6.1

2016

-26.0

2015

-26.0

2015

21.8

2005

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Unemployment Rate

1.24

2017

1.26

2016

0.71

1999

2.23

2011

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Direct Investment Abroad

-142.4

Sep 2017

-6,192.6

Jun 2017

-6,192.6

Jun 2017

475.0

Mar 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Total Exports

13,539.9

Sep 2017

12,844.1

Jun 2017

763.4

Jun 1973

31,845.2

Mar 2012

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Bank Lending Rate

4.76

Dec 2017

4.74

Nov 2017

4.33

Nov 2015

9.72

Aug 1982

% pa

monthly

Apr 1979 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Producer Price Index Growth

1.0

Dec 2017

1.4

Nov 2017

-6.5

May 1995

21.6

Apr 1974

%

monthly

Jan 1974 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita

79,936.96

2022

78,147.25

2021

23,328.33

1991

79,936.96

2022

PPP Intl $

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Natural Gas: Consumption

2.12

2016

2.06

2015

0.05

1991

2.12

2016

Cub ft/Day bn

yearly

1965 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Exchange Rate against USD

0.301

Jan 2018

0.302

Dec 2017

0.265

Jul 2008

0.357

Nov 1971

KWD/USD

monthly

Jan 1957 - Jan 2018

Updated on Feb 2018
Foreign Exchange Reserves

30,116.2

Nov 2017

28,821.3

Oct 2017

23.2

Jan 1968

32,975.9

May 2014

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1964 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Visitor Arrivals Growth

28.7

Dec 2016

45.0

Nov 2016

-69.9

Aug 2010

257.4

Aug 2006

%

monthly

Jan 1998 - Dec 2016

Updated on Feb 2018
Forecast: Real GDP Growth

3.16

2022

3.32

2021

-41.01

1991

82.81

1992

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP

-13.9

2015

8.2

2014

-14.3

1994

32.5

2008

%

yearly

1994 - 2015

Updated on 2018
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth

1.1

Dec 2017

1.5

Nov 2017

-2.5

Apr 1993

16.1

Apr 1974

%

monthly

Jan 1974 - Dec 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Gross National Product

124,163.32

2016

127,279.25

2015

1,517.60

1964

187,423.21

2013

USD mn

yearly

1964 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Gross Savings Rate

22.4

2016

27.8

2015

-156.8

1991

65.9

1974

%

yearly

1970 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Labour Force Participation Rate

69.0

2017

69.6

2016

64.3

1990

70.6

2014

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017
M2 Growth

0.9

Apr/2017

0.7

Mar/2017

-4.3

Sep/1996

26.9

Jan/2008

%

monthly

Jan/1995 - Apr/2017

Updated on Jun/2017
Private Consumption Expenditure

50,202.56

2016

47,618.04

2015

526.40

1962

50,202.56

2016

USD mn

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Investment: % of GDP

27.0

2016

25.4

2015

6.8

1974

39.3

1991

%

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

0.3

2016

0.2

2015

0.2

2015

2.2

2012

%

yearly

2009 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Policy Rate

2.75

Jan 2018

2.75

Dec 2017

2.00

Nov 2015

7.25

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jul 1999 - Jan 2018

Updated on Jan 2018
Forecast: Current Account Balance

-1.68

2022

-1.85

2021

-26.22

1991

79.13

2012

USD bn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Unemployment Rate

2.07

2022

2.07

2021

0.50

1992

7.18

1994

%

yearly

1981 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Aluminum: Exports

24,186.53

2016

42,809.11

2015

303.26

1997

129,742.01

2012

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Industrial Production Index Growth

-10.0

Mar 2017

-12.8

Feb 2017

-100.0

May 1991

1,223.9

Jun 1992

%

monthly

Jan 1966 - Mar 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Tourism Revenue

931

2015

615

2014

286

2001

931

2015

USD mn

yearly

1995 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Employed Persons

2,699,118.00

2017

2,612,083.00

2016

1,197,887.00

2000

2,699,118.00

2017

Person

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018
Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

-24.9

2016

-5.6

2015

-24.9

2016

22.3

2012

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth

2.70

2022

2.70

2021

-0.32

1992

15.80

1990

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth

2.44

2022

2.77

2021

-94.78

1991

1,684.79

1992

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Imports: Telecommunication Equipment

1,470,026.61

2016

1,596,671.48

2015

134,631.06

1995

1,596,671.48

2015

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Imports: Television

136,068.42

2016

123,576.96

2015

28,486.10

1999

153,141.66

2005

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Number of Subscriber Mobile

5,392,806.00

2016

5,846,335.00

2015

0.00

1985

7,600,000.00

2014

Person

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Oil Consumption

499.21

2016

505.57

2015

66.62

1990

541.21

2012

Barrel/Day th

yearly

1965 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Natural Gas: Imports

4,311.00

2016

3,852.00

2015

688.00

2012

4,311.00

2016

Cub m mn

yearly

2009 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Container Port Throughput

1,262,174.00

2016

1,246,674.00

2015

700,000.00

2010

1,277,674.00

2014

TEU

yearly

2008 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

11.83

2017

13.00

2016

4.14

2006

13.00

2016

2004=100

yearly

2004 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Exports: Medicament

50.72

2014

0.00

2018

0.00

2018

0.00

2018

USD th

yearly

2014 - 2014

Updated on 2017
Imports: Medicament

13,832.91

2016

18,002.12

2015

97.37

1995

18,002.12

2015

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
GDP per Capita

25,140.67

2016

27,031.23

2015

11,424.61

1998

45,517.86

2012

USD

yearly

1993 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Private Consumption: % of GDP

45.3

2016

41.5

2015

14.8

1974

93.3

1991

%

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Total Deposits

137,946.42

Nov 2017

137,583.99

Oct 2017

21,699.45

Mar 1994

139,342.36

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Imports: ICT Goods

2,435,340.93

2015

2,269,721.84

2014

374,031.82

2001

2,435,340.93

2015

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Exports: Telecommunication Equipment

28,545.16

2016

43,544.19

2015

3,723.09

1999

90,965.16

2008

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Exports: Television

1,181.19

2016

2,368.72

2015

784.62

2014

19,849.23

2004

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Number of Subscriber Fixed Line

403,234.00

2016

480,000.00

2015

3,316.00

1960

538,219.00

2007

Unit

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Teledensity: Mobile

146.55

2016

163.15

2015

0.00

1985

218.43

2014

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Natural Gas Production: OPEC: Marketed Production

17,291.00

2016

16,909.00

2015

8,688.00

1999

17,291.00

2016

Cub m mn

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product

5,686.60

2016

5,543.85

2015

1,108.15

1995

9,117.54

2005

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Minerals Production

156,699,000.00

2015

155,602,800.00

2014

127,996,864.00

2009

161,551,800.00

2012

Metric Ton

yearly

2009 - 2015

Updated on 2017
National Government Debt

15,769.0

Nov 2017

15,780.0

Oct 2017

5,117.8

Jun 2013

16,481.9

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Dec 1993 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Nominal GDP

110,898.6

2016

114,585.5

2015

1,828.4

1962

174,168.1

2013

USD mn

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Current Account Balance

655.3

2016

8,492.5

2015

-26,478.5

1991

78,650.2

2012

USD mn

yearly

1975 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Electricity Production

3,891

Dec 2015

4,118

Nov 2015

0

Feb 2003

8,266

Aug 2015

GWh

monthly

Jan 2003 - Dec 2015

Updated on Dec 2016
Household Debt

2,040.5

Nov 2017

2,051.2

Oct 2017

173.9

Feb 2002

2,202.8

Aug 2015

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2002 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Motor Vehicles Sales

108,000

2016

143,800

2015

80,000

2005

152,300

2014

Unit

yearly

2005 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

10.9

Sep 2017

11.7

Jun 2017

2.2

Mar 1989

166.6

Mar 1978

NA

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Sep 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Foreign Portfolio Investment

3.31

Sep 2017

1,766.04

Jun 2017

-369.42

Dec 2015

1,766.04

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Total Exports Growth

12.8

Sep 2017

9.9

Jun 2017

-54.6

Mar 2009

263.7

Jun 1974

%

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Sep 2017

Updated on Feb 2018
Tourism Revenue Growth

-10.7

2016

51.4

2015

-27.4

2001

51.4

2015

%

yearly

1996 - 2016

Updated on 2018
Nominal GDP Growth

-2.80

2016

-25.52

2015

-41.24

1991

137.78

1974

%

yearly

1963 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Public Consumption Expenditure

28,754.86

2016

27,725.29

2015

224.00

1962

28,887.18

2014

USD mn

yearly

1962 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Money Supply M1

33,596.08

Nov 2017

32,936.68

Oct 2017

3,503.87

Sep 1994

35,390.50

Jun 2014

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2017

Updated on Jan 2018
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

26.12

2016

22.39

2015

1.43

1967

28.36

1991

%

yearly

1964 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Population

4.98

2022

4.85

2021

1.36

1991

4.98

2022

Person mn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Registered

1,876.19

2015

1,791.90

2014

930.00

2005

1,876.19

2015

Unit th

yearly

2005 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Exports: ICT Goods

89,510.41

2015

63,635.69

2014

7,573.47

2000

154,981.50

2008

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017