Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

2010 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

  • Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP was reported at 42.914 % in Dec 2020
  • This records an increase from the previous number of 39.795 % for Sep 2020
  • Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP data is updated quarterly, averaging 22.387 % from Dec 2010 to Dec 2020, with 41 observations
  • The data reached an all-time high of 42.914 % in Dec 2020 and a record low of 14.736 % in Sep 2012
  • Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP data remains active status in CEIC and is reported by CEIC Data
  • The data is categorized under World Trend Plus’s Global Economic Monitor – Table: Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of Nominal GDP: Quarterly: Middle East and Africa

CEIC calculates annual Foreign Exchange Reserves as % of Nominal GDP from monthly Foreign Exchange Reserves and quarterly Nominal GDP. The International Monetary Fund provides Foreign Exchange Reserves in USD. Central Statistical Bureau provides Nominal GDP in local currency. The Central Bank of Kuwait average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.

View Kuwait's Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP from Dec 2010 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

What was Kuwait's Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP in Dec 2020?

Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP was reported at 42.914 % in Dec 2020 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
42.914 Dec 2020 39.795 Sep 2020 14.736 Sep 2012 42.914 Dec 2020 % quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 26.282 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2008 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 24.483 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Argentina (%) 6.373 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 19.799 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 2.177 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1969 - Jun 2022
Austria (%) 1.929 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 13.557 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 8.131 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Bangladesh (%) 4.000 Aug 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Aug 2022
Belarus (%) 4.053 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 1.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 4.078 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 45.464 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2008 - Mar 2022
Botswana (%) 25.746 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1994 - Mar 2022
Brazil (%) 17.674 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
Brunei (%) 6.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2022
Bulgaria (%) 38.995 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2003 - Jun 2022
Cambodia (%) 8.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Aug 2022
Canada (%) 3.693 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2022
Chile (%) 13.909 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1996 - Mar 2022
China (%) 8.100 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1985 - Aug 2022
Colombia (%) 16.436 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 36.323 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Cyprus (%) 0.705 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 51.837 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 17.792 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Ecuador (%) 6.465 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 8.511 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 5.346 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2002 - Jun 2022
European Union (%) 2.290 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 2.757 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
France (%) 1.950 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Georgia (%) 16.230 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1996 - Jun 2022
Germany (%) 0.961 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 9.318 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Greece (%) 1.440 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 122.610 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) 16.729 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Iceland (%) 22.241 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
India (%) 4.500 Aug 2022 monthly Sep 1962 - Aug 2022
Indonesia (%) 7.500 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
Ireland (%) 1.126 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 36.574 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) 2.433 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 0.006 Sep 2018 quarterly Dec 1997 - Sep 2018
Japan (%) 0.840 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1980 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 31.163 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Mar 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 3.985 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 7.492 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
South Korea (%) 7.000 Aug 2022 monthly Nov 1979 - Aug 2022
Kosovo (%) 11.462 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Kuwait (%) 42.914 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 21.472 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
Laos (%) 5.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Aug 2022
Latvia (%) 11.186 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 65.941 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 6.600 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 0.254 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 101.549 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 21.771 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
Malawi (%) 7.753 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Malaysia (%) 2.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - Aug 2022
Malta (%) 5.843 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 60.278 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Mexico (%) 13.767 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Moldova (%) 24.394 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 16.021 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Montenegro (%) 29.712 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 22.961 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 21.067 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 3.000 Aug 2022 monthly May 2011 - Aug 2022
Nepal (%) 4.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - Aug 2022
Netherlands (%) 0.615 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1999 - Jun 2022
New Zealand (%) 4.086 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2005 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 8.764 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Norway (%) 14.405 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Oman (%) 19.495 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Pakistan (%) 5.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jul 2006 - Aug 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) 14.621 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 12.674 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2021
Paraguay (%) 21.065 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 29.933 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1990 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 12.000 Aug 2022 monthly May 1986 - Aug 2022
Poland (%) 19.864 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 1.387 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 17.795 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Romania (%) 14.794 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2005 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 26.280 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 45.180 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2022
Serbia (%) 22.186 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Singapore (%) 73.962 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 5.987 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 1.334 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
South Africa (%) 10.730 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Spain (%) 3.980 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.000 Aug 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Aug 2022
Sudan (%) 0.000 2017 yearly 1960 - 2017
Sweden (%) 6.886 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Switzerland (%) 108.070 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Syria (%) 31.149 2010 yearly 1990 - 2010

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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) 1,194.2 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 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 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 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 Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn) 226.000 2016 yearly 1989 - 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 Expenditure (KWD mn) 18,245.900 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
Government Revenue (KWD mn) 13,633.900 2016 yearly 1987 - 2016
Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn) -10,772.490 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Public Debt (KWD mn) 366.500 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 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) 20,167.163 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 51,195.339 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,928.186 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
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) 1,073,023.230 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 371,521.020 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 1.549 May 2022 monthly Jan 1973 - May 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) 2,638.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 13,069.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) -65.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -3,715.414 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 8.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -3,723.666 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 59,551.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 58.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 34.812 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 90,220.165 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
BoP: FA: OT: Liabilities (KWD mn) 1,389.000 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: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (KWD mn) 0.000 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: CA: Primary Income: Debit (KWD mn) 0.000 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: 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: 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: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn) 493.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: OT: Assets (KWD mn) -2,795.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
Number of Investment Companies (Unit) 43.000 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Jul 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 43,024.780 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 135,979.146 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 7.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 41,676.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 42.914 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 14.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 103.291 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1961 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 154,026.067 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 127,738.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 1,694.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 145,998.045 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 9.54 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 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) 12,924.300 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (KWD mn) 1,697.700 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn) 41,732.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2 (KWD mn) 41,732.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn) 47,514.800 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022

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