Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment

2009 - 2019 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

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Kuwait's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 675.5 USD mn in Dec 2019, compared with a drop of 22.9 USD mn in the previous year. Kuwait's Foreign Direct Investment: USD mn net flows data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2009 to Dec 2019. The data reached an all-time high of 3.9 USD bn in Dec 2012 and a record low of -22.9 USD mn in Dec 2018. CEIC calculates annual Foreign Direct Investment from quarterly Foreign Direct Investment and converts it into USD. The Central Bank of Kuwait provides Foreign Direct Investment in local currency. The Central Bank of Kuwait average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Foreign Direct Investment prior to 2012 is calculated from annual Foreign Direct Investment.

In the latest reports of Kuwait, Current Account recorded a surplus of 33.8 USD bn in Dec 2019. Kuwait's Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 681.3 USD mn in Dec 2019. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 693.5 USD mn in Dec 2019. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 134.8 USD bn in Dec 2019.

What was Kuwait's Foreign Direct Investment in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

675.5

USD mn 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019

-22.9

USD mn 2018 yearly 2009 - 2019

-22.9

2018

3,890.2

2012

USD mn

yearly

2009 - 2019

Updated on 06 Jul 2020

Foreign Direct Investment by Country Comparison

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All Countries/Regions
Asia and Oceania
Europe and Central Asia
Middle East and Africa
North and South America
Country/Region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn)

243.6

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Jun 2020

Algeria (USD mn)

620.0

2018

yearly

1970 - 2018

Argentina (USD mn)

812.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2020

Armenia (USD mn)

96.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Jun 2020

Australia (USD mn)

1,618.1

Jun 2020

quarterly

Sep 1959 - Jun 2020

Austria (USD mn)

-4,348.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1970 - Jun 2020

Azerbaijan (USD mn)

61.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2013 - Jun 2020

Bahrain (USD mn)

941.6

2019

yearly

2012 - 2019

Bangladesh (USD mn)

750.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Sep 2003 - Jun 2020

Belarus (USD mn)

-184.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Jun 2020

Belgium (USD mn)

939.0

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2007 - Jun 2020

Bolivia (USD mn)

-110.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn)

137.1

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Mar 2020

Botswana (USD mn)

51.1

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Mar 2020

Brazil (USD mn)

1,430.4

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2020

Brunei (USD mn)

65.9

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Dec 2019

Bulgaria (USD mn)

-80.0

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2007 - Aug 2020

Cambodia (USD mn)

791.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2020

Canada (USD mn)

8,531.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1957 - Jun 2020

Chile (USD mn)

189.1

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Aug 2020

China (USD mn)

33,868.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2020

Colombia (USD mn)

1,340.4

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Jun 2020

Croatia (USD mn)

259.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Jun 2020

Cyprus (USD mn)

65.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2020

Czech Republic (USD mn)

245.8

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2004 - Aug 2020

Denmark (USD mn)

1,296.0

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Jul 2020

Ecuador (USD mn)

90.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Jun 2020

Egypt (USD mn)

970.5

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 1993 - Mar 2020

Estonia (USD mn)

162.6

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Jul 2020

European Union (USD mn)

12,977.1

Jul 2020

monthly

Apr 1999 - Jul 2020

Finland (USD mn)

-365.4

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Aug 2020

France (USD mn)

2,957.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1997 - Aug 2020

Georgia (USD mn)

240.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Jun 2020

Germany (USD mn)

16,559.2

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1971 - Jul 2020

Greece (USD mn)

419.2

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Jul 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn)

19,205.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2020

Hungary (USD mn)

105,166.6

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1991 - Jun 2020

Iceland (USD mn)

-44.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1976 - Jun 2020

India (USD mn)

2,094.1

Jun 2020

quarterly

Jun 1990 - Jun 2020

Indonesia (USD mn)

4,064.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1981 - Jun 2020

Iran (USD mn)

2,356.9

2017

yearly

1997 - 2017

Ireland (USD mn)

70,932.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1981 - Jun 2020

Israel (USD mn)

10,801.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1972 - Jun 2020

Italy (USD mn)

57.1

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1988 - Jul 2020

Ivory Coast (USD mn)

1,008.7

2019

yearly

1970 - 2019

Japan (USD mn)

3,973.8

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1996 - Aug 2020

Jordan (USD mn)

129.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2020

Kazakhstan (USD mn)

3,149.1

Jun 2020

quarterly

Dec 1997 - Jun 2020

Kenya (USD mn)

1,332.4

2019

yearly

1970 - 2019

South Korea (USD mn)

827.0

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1980 - Jul 2020

Kosovo (USD mn)

76.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2009 - Jun 2020

Kuwait (USD mn)

675.5

2019

yearly

2009 - 2019

Kyrgyzstan (USD mn)

-175.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1993 - Jun 2020

Laos (USD mn)

171.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Jun 2020

Latvia (USD mn)

53.2

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2020

Lebanon (USD mn)

223.7

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Mar 2020

Lithuania (USD mn)

202.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Aug 2020

Luxembourg (USD mn)

15,110.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2020

Macau SAR, China (USD mn)

6,193.6

2019

yearly

1985 - 2019

North Macedonia (USD mn)

-48.1

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jun 2020

Malawi (USD mn)

113.9

2019

yearly

1970 - 2019

Malaysia (USD mn)

38.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2020

Malta (USD mn)

1,013.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Jun 2020

Mauritius (USD mn)

6,762.0

Dec 2017

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Dec 2017

Mexico (USD mn)

2,016.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1980 - Jun 2020

Moldova (USD mn)

-22.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2020

Mongolia (USD mn)

46.8

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2009 - Aug 2020

Montenegro (USD mn)

131.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2020

Morocco (USD mn)

363.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Jun 2020

Myanmar (USD mn)

413.9

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1976 - Mar 2020

Nepal (USD mn)

-108.9

Jul 2020

quarterly

Oct 2002 - Jul 2020

Netherlands (USD mn)

-76,879.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Jun 2003 - Jun 2020

New Zealand (USD mn)

583.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Jun 2000 - Jun 2020

Nigeria (USD mn)

895.4

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2020

Norway (USD mn)

-3,424.8

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2020

Oman (USD mn)

3,420.0

2019

yearly

1970 - 2019

Pakistan (USD mn)

112.3

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1997 - Aug 2020

Panama (USD mn)

1,128.4

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Mar 2020

Paraguay (USD mn)

199.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2020

Peru (USD mn)

251.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2020

Philippines (USD mn)

797.5

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2020

Poland (USD mn)

1,087.0

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2020

Portugal (USD mn)

97.8

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1996 - Jul 2020

Qatar (USD mn)

-198.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2020

Romania (USD mn)

170.4

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Aug 2020

Russia (USD mn)

6,142.4

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2020

Saudi Arabia (USD mn)

945.1

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2006 - Jun 2020

Serbia (USD mn)

153.1

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2013 - Jul 2020

Singapore (USD mn)

18,196.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Jun 2020

Slovakia (USD mn)

66.3

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Jul 2020

Slovenia (USD mn)

-266.9

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

South Africa (USD mn)

966.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1985 - Jun 2020

Spain (USD mn)

-1,637.0

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1990 - Jul 2020

Sri Lanka (USD mn)

114.6

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2020

Sudan (USD mn)

116.2

Jun 2020

quarterly

Dec 1996 - Jun 2020

Sweden (USD mn)

-1,290.6

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1975 - Jun 2020

Switzerland (USD mn)

-80,415.5

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2020

Syria (USD mn)

804.2

2011

yearly

1970 - 2011

Taiwan (USD mn)

710.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1981 - Jun 2020

Tajikistan (USD mn)

-18.3

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Mar 2020

Thailand (USD mn)

-517.0

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2020

Tunisia (USD mn)

203.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Dec 2003 - Jun 2020

Turkey (USD mn)

536.0

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1992 - Aug 2020

Ukraine (USD mn)

-244.0

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2010 - Jul 2020

United Arab Emirates (USD mn)

10,374.4

2018

yearly

1970 - 2018

United Kingdom (USD mn)

-6,795.6

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Jun 2020

United States (USD mn)

-7,066.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1960 - Jun 2020

Uruguay (USD mn)

467.3

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2020

Venezuela (USD mn)

105.0

Mar 2019

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Mar 2019

Vietnam (USD mn)

3,740.0

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Jun 2020

Yemen (USD mn)

0.0

2016

yearly

1990 - 2016

Kuwait Key Series

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All Indicators
National Accounts
Production
Government and Public Finance
Demographic and Labour Market
Domestic Trade and Household Survey
Inflation
Foreign Trade
Balance of Payments
Monetary
Banking Statistics
Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates
Energy
Tourism
Financial Market
Transport and Telecommunications
National Accounts Last Frequency Range
Nominal GDP (USD mn)

30,136.3

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Mar 2020

Real GDP Growth (%)

-2.5

Mar 2020

quarterly

Jun 2010 - Mar 2020

Nominal GDP Growth (%)

-8.826

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2020

GDP per Capita (USD)

30,436.744

2018

yearly

1993 - 2018

GDP Deflator Growth (%)

-7.9

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2020

Private Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

55,117.834

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Private Consumption: % of GDP (%)

39.2

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Public Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

31,871.013

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Public Consumption: % of GDP (%)

22.7

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Investment: % of GDP (%)

25.2

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Gross Fixed Capital Formation (USD mn)

35,456.308

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

Gross National Product (USD mn)

159,279.667

2018

yearly

1964 - 2018

Gross Savings Rate (%)

36.1

2018

yearly

1970 - 2018

Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita (PPP Intl $)

44,697.438

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita (USD)

25,265.213

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Real GDP Growth (%)

2.440

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Total Trade of Goods & Services: % of Nominal GDP (%)

100.486

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Final Consumption (KWD mn)

26,266.448

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Final Consumption: Government (KWD mn)

9,623.513

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

16,642.935

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Gross Capital Formation (GCF) (KWD mn)

10,706.144

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Exports (KWD mn)

24,091.737

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: Imports (KWD mn)

18,589.475

2018

yearly

1962 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption (KWD mn)

21,246.484

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption: Government (KWD mn)

7,865.439

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

13,381.045

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Gross Capital Formation (KWD mn)

9,334.477

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Exports (KWD mn)

24,329.589

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP: 2010p: Imports (KWD mn)

15,647.706

2018

yearly

2010 - 2018

GDP per Capita: KWD (KWD)

9,190.433

2018

yearly

1964 - 2018

GDP Deflator: 2010p (2010=100)

103.776

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

GDP: Gross National Product (KWD mn)

48,094.800

2018

yearly

1964 - 2018

GDP: National Disposable Income (KWD mn)

40,298.454

2018

yearly

1970 - 2018

GDP: Net Saving (KWD mn)

14,032.006

2018

yearly

1970 - 2018

Production Last Frequency Range
Industrial Production Index Growth (%)

-10.0

Mar 2017

monthly

Jan 1966 - Mar 2017

Minerals Production (Metric Ton)

151,211,100.000

2018

yearly

2009 - 2018

Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%)

-8.6

2017

yearly

1988 - 2017

Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn)

-10,753.192

2017

yearly

1988 - 2017

Tax Revenue (USD mn)

128.142

Dec 2015

monthly

Sep 2003 - Dec 2015

Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%)

1.4

2017

yearly

1986 - 2017

National Government Debt (USD mn)

4,162.5

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Aug 2020

Government Debt: % of GDP (%)

4.2

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn)

23.881

2025

yearly

1990 - 2025

Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn)

38.428

2025

yearly

1991 - 2025

Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn)

22.442

2025

yearly

1990 - 2025

Government Expenditure: Current (KWD mn)

12,125.900

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn)

486.000

2016

yearly

1987 - 2016

Government Revenue (KWD mn)

13,633.900

2016

yearly

1987 - 2016

Government Expenditure (KWD mn)

18,245.900

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Government Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn)

226.000

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn)

-3,247.800

2018

yearly

1989 - 2018

Public Debt (KWD mn)

1,272.300

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Aug 2020

Demographic and Labour Market Last Frequency Range
Population (Person mn)

4.6

2018

yearly

1990 - 2018

Labour Force Participation Rate (%)

73.4

2020

yearly

1990 - 2020

Employed Persons (Person)

2,729,500.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment Rate (%)

2.09

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Labour Productivity Growth (%)

-1.21

2019

yearly

1996 - 2019

Forecast: Population (Person mn)

5.603

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Forecast: Employment (Person mn)

0.000

yearly

-

Forecast: Unemployment Rate (%)

1.087

2018

yearly

1981 - 2018

Population: Annual (Person th)

4,621.638

2018

yearly

1990 - 2018

Population: Kuwaiti (Person)

1,386,363.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Population: Non Kuwaiti (Person)

3,177,606.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Vital Statistics: Natural Increase Rate (‰)

13.050

2017

yearly

2008 - 2017

Labour Force (Person)

2,787,826.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Labour Force: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

227,964.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Labour Force: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

216,314.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Labour Force: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

1,877,988.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Labour Force: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

465,560.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Employment (Person)

2,729,500.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Employment: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

200,990.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Employment: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

189,949.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Employment: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

1,873,692.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Employment: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

464,869.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment (Person)

58,326.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

26,974.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

26,365.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

4,296.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Unemployment: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

691.000

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Domestic Trade and Household Survey Last Frequency Range
Number of Registered Vehicles (Unit)

2,203,723

2018

yearly

1995 - 2018

Motor Vehicles Sales (Unit)

113,000

2019

yearly

2005 - 2019

Motor Vehicles Sales Growth (%)

9.5

2019

yearly

2006 - 2019

Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars (Unit)

14,407.000

Dec 2019

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars (Unit)

98,593.000

Dec 2019

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Inflation Last Frequency Range
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth (%)

2.2

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1992 - Aug 2020

Core CPI Change (%)

1.560

Jul 2020

monthly

May 2017 - Jul 2020

CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change (%)

5.018

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Aug 2020

Producer Price Index Growth (%)

0.7

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 1974 - Mar 2020

Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth (%)

2.500

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Wholesale Price Index (2007=100)

137.900

Mar 2020

monthly

May 2011 - Mar 2020

Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%)

1.244

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Trade Balance (USD mn)

242.2

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Jun 2020

Total Exports (USD mn)

6,414.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Jun 2020

Total Exports Growth (%)

-62.1

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Jun 2020

Aluminum: Exports (USD th)

12,357.584

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicament (USD th)

44,606.459

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

1,900.315

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Imports (USD mn)

6,122.7

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Jun 2020

Total Imports Growth (%)

-3.6

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Jun 2020

Imports: Medicament (USD th)

981,863.677

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

318,455.773

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Exports to USA (USD mn)

0.308

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1973 - Jun 2020

Total Imports from USA (USD mn)

199.958

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Total Exports to China (USD mn)

28.767

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Total Imports from China (USD mn)

498.515

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Trade Balance: Quarterly (KWD mn)

2,789.603

Dec 2018

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Dec 2018

Exports: SITC: Food and Live Animals (KWD mn)

39.900

Sep 2018

quarterly

Sep 2014 - Sep 2018

Exports: SITC: Other Manufactured Articles (KWD mn)

36.800

Sep 2018

quarterly

Sep 2014 - Sep 2018

Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn)

681.3

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Current Account Balance (USD mn)

6,387.7

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%)

18.6

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn)

675.5

2019

yearly

2009 - 2019

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%)

0.5

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn)

693.528

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%)

2.0

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn)

15.5

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn)

678.043

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

External Debt (USD mn)

31,146.3

2010

yearly

1997 - 2010

External Debt: % of GDP (%)

50.8

2019

yearly

2014 - 2019

Net International Investment Position (USD mn)

115,210.882

2019

yearly

2001 - 2019

Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn)

2.030

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Instruments (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Reserve Assets: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) (KWD mn)

448.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: CA: Debit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (KWD mn)

10.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn)

40.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (KWD mn)

-36.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: OT: Liabilities (KWD mn)

1,389.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn)

-1,260.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn)

-1,407.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: OT: Assets (KWD mn)

-2,795.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn)

493.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn)

5.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Number of Investment Companies (Unit)

58.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Mar 2005 - Aug 2020

Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%)

1.8

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2017 - Sep 2019

Household Debt: % of GDP (%)

1.9

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Money Supply M1 (USD mn)

41,903.376

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Money Supply M2 (USD mn)

131,962.265

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

M2 Growth (%)

6.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn)

42,736.5

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1964 - Jul 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%)

28.180

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA)

15.1

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Gold Reserves (USD mn)

102.959

May 2020

monthly

Dec 1961 - May 2020

Total Deposits (USD mn)

148,770.727

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Total Deposits Growth (%)

5.4

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2020

Domestic Credit (USD mn)

110,863.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Domestic Credit Growth (%)

0.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2020

Household Debt (USD mn)

1,483.7

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Aug 2020

Total Loans (USD mn)

129,886.726

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Total Loans Growth (%)

4.86

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2020

Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%)

94.56

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn)

40,335.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2: M1 (KWD mn)

12,808.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (KWD mn)

2,340.300

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2 (KWD mn)

39,826.900

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn)

35,411.700

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Banking Statistics Last Frequency Range
Liquid Assets Ratio (%)

23.3

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2017 - Sep 2019

Capital Adequacy Ratio (%)

18.3

2018

yearly

2007 - 2018

Central Bank of Kuwait: Assets (KWD mn)

13,720.100

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Local Banks: Assets (KWD mn)

72,686.200

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates Last Frequency Range
Bank Lending Rate (% pa)

3.937

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 1979 - Aug 2020

Exchange Rate against USD (KWD/USD)

0.306

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1957 - Aug 2020

Policy Rate (% pa)

1.50

Sep 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Sep 2020

Short Term Interest Rate (% pa)

1.63

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Aug 2020

Overnight Rate: Central Bank of Kuwait (% pa)

10.000

Sep 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Sep 2020

Deposits Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

1.537

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Aug 2020

Lending Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

3.937

Aug 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Aug 2020

Foreign Exchange Rate: Average: Euro (KWD/1000 EUR)

361.111

Aug 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Aug 2020

Foreign Exchange Rate: End of Period: US Dollar (KWD/USD)

0.303

Dec 2018

monthly

Dec 1993 - Dec 2018

Energy Last Frequency Range
Electricity Production (GWh)

4,097

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 2003 - Dec 2018

Natural Gas Production: OPEC: Marketed Production (Cub m mn)

13,952.000

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Natural Gas: Imports (Cub m mn)

4,509.010

2019

yearly

1975 - 2019

Natural Gas: Consumption (Cub ft/Day bn)

2.275

2019

yearly

1965 - 2019

Crude Oil: Production (Barrel/Day th)

2,292.000

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Sep 2020

Crude Oil: Exports (Barrel/Day th)

1,986.320

2019

yearly

1980 - 2019

Oil Consumption (Barrel/Day th)

426.595

2019

yearly

1965 - 2019

Tourism Last Frequency Range
Visitor Arrivals (Person)

12,316

Dec 2017

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2017

Visitor Arrivals Growth (%)

-32.8

Dec 2017

monthly

Jan 1998 - Dec 2017

Tourism Revenue (USD mn)

919

2018

yearly

1995 - 2018

Tourism Revenue Growth (%)

42.9

2018

yearly

1996 - 2018

Visitor Arrivals: GCC: United Arab Emirates (Person)

112,457.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Bahrain (Person)

231,964.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Saudi Arabia (Person)

3,580,402.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Qatar (Person)

130,810.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Kuwait (Person)

4,071,667.000

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Visitor Departures (Person)

12,447,512.000

2018

yearly

1996 - 2018

Visitor Departures: GCC: Kuwait (Person)

4,074,541.000

2018

yearly

1996 - 2018

Visitor Departures: GCC: United Arab Emirates (Person)

112,673.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Departures: GCC: Bahrain (Person)

231,778.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Departures: GCC: Oman (Person)

42,663.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Visitor Departures: GCC: Qatar (Person)

127,313.000

2018

yearly

2001 - 2018

Length of Stay: Hotel (Night)

25,768.000

Dec 2017

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2017

Number of Hotels (Unit)

90.000

2017

yearly

1964 - 2017

Number of Hotel Rooms (Unit)

6,294.000

2017

yearly

1964 - 2017

Financial Market Last Frequency Range
Equity Market Index (29Mar2018=1000)

5,445.2

Sep 2020

monthly

Apr 2018 - Sep 2020

Market Capitalization: % of GDP (%)

87.5

2019

yearly

2000 - 2019

Market Capitalization (USD mn)

103,357.531

Sep 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Sep 2020

Market Capitalization: KSE (KWD)

31,608,702,068.628

Sep 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Sep 2020

Trading Value: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (KWD)

204,776,610.51

May 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Trading Volume: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (Unit)

1,198,027,674.00

May 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Number of Listed Companies: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (Unit)

175.00

May 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Transport and Telecommunications Last Frequency Range
Motor Vehicle Registered (Unit th)

1,876.188

2015

yearly

2005 - 2015

Container Port Throughput (TEU)

959,575.600

2019

yearly

2008 - 2019

Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (2004=100)

11.440

2018

yearly

2004 - 2018

Number of Subscriber Fixed Line (Unit)

515,542.000

2018

yearly

1960 - 2018

Number of Subscriber Mobile (Person)

7,327,028.000

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Teledensity: Fixed Line (Number)

12.461

2018

yearly

1960 - 2018

Teledensity: Mobile (Number)

174.159

2019

yearly

1960 - 2019

Exports: ICT Goods (USD th)

144,964.537

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Exports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

84,432.568

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Television (USD th)

5,181.838

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: ICT Goods (USD th)

2,571,033.731

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Imports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

1,625,801.027

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Television (USD th)

134,692.980

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

No of Registered Vehicles: in Use (Unit)

2,075,475.000

2018

yearly

1965 - 2018

No of Registered Vehicles: in Use: Private (Unit)

1,659,340.000

2018

yearly

1965 - 2018

No of Registered Vehicles: New (Unit)

150,526.000

2018

yearly

1993 - 2018

Air Transport: No of Passengers: Kuwait International Airport (Person)

1,203,697.000

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2018

Air Transport: Freight Movements: Kuwait International Airport (kg)

22,611,976.000

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2018

Maritime Transport: Vessels Arrivals: Kuwait Ports: Cargo (Unit)

677.000

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 2002 - Dec 2018

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