Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

2012 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a fall equal to 1.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2020, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous quarter.
  • Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2012 to Dec 2020.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 5.8 % in Dec 2012 and a record low -1.4 % in Dec 2020.

CEIC calculates quarterly Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP from quarter Foreign Direct Investment and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Kuwait provides Foreign Direct Investment in local currency. Central Statistical Bureau provides Nominal GDP in local currency.


Related information about Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Kuwait, Current Account recorded a surplus of 8.7 USD bn in Sep 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 94.4 USD mn in Sep 2021.
  • Kuwait Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 2.4 USD bn in Sep 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 507.0 USD mn in Sep 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 28.0 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Kuwait's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP from Mar 2012 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

What was Kuwait's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP in Dec 2020?

Kuwait Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a fall equal to 1.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2020, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1.4 Dec 2020 0.5 Sep 2020 -1.4 Dec 2020 5.8 Dec 2012 % quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Algeria (%) 0.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (%) 5.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) -22.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2021
Bahrain (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Botswana (%) 0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Cambodia (%) 14.0 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1961 - Dec 2021
Chile (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
China (%) 2.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) 4.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) -65.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Denmark (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 0.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 18.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
European Union (%) -2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Finland (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
France (%) 1.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 7.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Germany (%) 4.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 42.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (%) 13.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Iceland (%) 6.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
India (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (%) 1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Iran (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (%) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Israel (%) 6.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Italy (%) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 0.8 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Japan (%) 0.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Jordan (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
Kenya (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
South Korea (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Kosovo (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 11.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Laos (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Latvia (%) 35.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) 3.8 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 4.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Luxembourg (%) -290.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) -27.8 2020 yearly 1982 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Malawi (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) 23.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (%) 87.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Moldova (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (%) 23.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 15.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Morocco (%) 2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (%) 22.7 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Nepal (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) -37.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (%) -0.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2021
Norway (%) -2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Oman (%) 3.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (%) 3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Philippines (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Portugal (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Qatar (%) -1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 6.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Singapore (%) 25.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Slovenia (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
South Africa (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 1.0 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Sweden (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (%) -1.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Syria (%) 1.2 2011 yearly 1990 - 2011

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -9.6 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -35,254.149 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 128.142 Dec 2015 monthly Sep 2003 - Dec 2015
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 1.5 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 1,645.3 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 3.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn) 24.751 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn) 13.132 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn) 28.437 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil: Tax and Fees (KWD mn) 383.685 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Expenditure: ytd (KWD mn) 16,380.557 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Expenditure: ytd: Purchases of Non Financial Assets (KWD mn) 1,402.323 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Fiscal Balance: ytd (KWD mn) -401.505 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Expenditure: ytd: Current (KWD mn) 14,978.234 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil (KWD mn) 1,711.965 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Revenue: ytd (KWD mn) 15,979.052 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2018 - Feb 2022
Government Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn) 226.000 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Expenditure (KWD mn) 18,245.900 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Revenue (KWD mn) 13,633.900 2016 yearly 1987 - 2016
Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn) 486.000 2016 yearly 1987 - 2016
Government Expenditure: Current (KWD mn) 12,125.900 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn) -10,772.490 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Public Debt (KWD mn) 500.000 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.861 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 5,006.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 61.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 8,792.473 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 36,500.470 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,725.653 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 3,189.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 27.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 821,416.568 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 268,529.091 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 1.230 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1973 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 266.038 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 27.186 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 505.174 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2021
Trade Balance: Quarterly (KWD mn) 2,789.603 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2018
Exports: SITC: Other Manufactured Articles (KWD mn) 36.800 Sep 2018 quarterly Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Exports: SITC: Food and Live Animals (KWD mn) 39.900 Sep 2018 quarterly Sep 2014 - Sep 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2,366.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 8,665.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 94.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 506.970 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -7.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 513.951 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 57,327.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 50.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 34.812 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 99,111.738 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
BoP: FA: OT: Assets (KWD mn) -2,795.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: CA: Debit (KWD mn) 0.000 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: FA: OT: Liabilities (KWD mn) 1,389.000 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: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn) -1,407.000 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: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Instruments (KWD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (KWD mn) -36.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn) 493.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn) 5.000 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: Reserve Assets: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) (KWD mn) 448.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
Number of Investment Companies (Unit) 43.000 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 43,239.223 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 133,559.395 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 5.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 40,769.4 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 42.914 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 16.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1973 - Sep 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 104.864 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1961 - Feb 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 151,352.748 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 4.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 127,525.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 12.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 1,847.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 143,659.756 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 8.68 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 119.16 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2: M1 (KWD mn) 13,140.400 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (KWD mn) 1,781.100 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn) 40,588.700 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2 (KWD mn) 40,588.700 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn) 46,625.700 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022

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