Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

1973 - 2021 | Quarterly | NA | CEIC Data

Key information about Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

  • Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 14.1 Months of Import in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 16.3 in the previous quarter
  • Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1973 to Dec 2021
  • The data reached an all-time high of 166.6 in Mar 1978 and a record low of 2.2 in Mar 1989

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


Further information about Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

  • In the latest reports, Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 40.3 USD bn in Mar 2022
  • Its Money Supply M2 increased 8.5 % YoY in Apr 2022
  • Kuwait Domestic Credit reached 127.0 USD bn in Apr 2022, representing an increased of 12.0 % YoY
  • The country's Non Performing Loans Ratio stood at 1.9 % in Sep 2021, compared with the ratio of 2.4 % in the previous quarter
  • Household Debt of Kuwait reached 2.3 USD bn in Apr 2022, accounting for 1.7 % of the country's Nominal GDP

View Kuwait's Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import from Mar 1973 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

What was Kuwait's Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import in Dec 2021?

Kuwait Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 14.1 Months of Import in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 16.3 in the previous quarter See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
14.1 Dec 2021 16.3 Sep 2021 2.2 Mar 1989 166.6 Mar 1978 NA quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2021

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (NA) 6.6 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - Apr 2022
Algeria (NA) 15.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Argentina (NA) 3.8 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Armenia (NA) 4.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Australia (NA) 1.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jul 1971 - Jun 2022
Austria (NA) 0.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2022
Azerbaijan (NA) 7.3 May 2022 monthly Mar 1994 - May 2022
Bahrain (NA) 2.7 2021 yearly 1966 - 2021
Bangladesh (NA) 5.6 May 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - May 2022
Belarus (NA) 1.1 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Belgium (NA) 0.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2022
Bolivia (NA) 1.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (NA) 6.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Botswana (NA) 6.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Brazil (NA) 12.9 Jul 2022 monthly Nov 2000 - Jul 2022
Brunei (NA) 4.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2021
Bulgaria (NA) 6.0 May 2022 monthly Sep 2003 - May 2022
Cambodia (NA) 7.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 2013 - Mar 2022
Canada (NA) 1.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - Jun 2022
Chile (NA) 5.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2022
China (NA) 13.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Colombia (NA) 7.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - May 2022
Croatia (NA) 6.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
Cyprus (NA) 0.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2022
Czech Republic (NA) 8.0 May 2022 monthly Mar 2000 - May 2022
Denmark (NA) 5.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2022
Ecuador (NA) 2.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Egypt (NA) 3.9 May 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - May 2022
Estonia (NA) 0.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
European Union (NA) 1.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - May 2022
Finland (NA) 0.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
France (NA) 0.8 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 2004 - Jun 2022
Georgia (NA) 3.3 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1995 - Jun 2022
Germany (NA) 0.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Ghana (NA) 4.0 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Greece (NA) 0.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (NA) 7.8 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 2022
Hungary (NA) 2.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2022
Iceland (NA) 7.4 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2000 - Jun 2022
India (NA) 7.9 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1990 - Jun 2022
Indonesia (NA) 5.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jun 2022
Ireland (NA) 0.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
Israel (NA) 20.7 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
Italy (NA) 0.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - May 2022
Ivory Coast (NA) 0.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Apr 2022
Japan (NA) 16.0 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 2022
Jordan (NA) 6.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1972 - Apr 2022
Kazakhstan (NA) 2.0 May 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - May 2022
Kenya (NA) 5.1 May 2022 monthly Sep 2005 - May 2022
South Korea (NA) 6.3 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Jul 2022
Kosovo (NA) 2.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Kuwait (NA) 14.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2021
Kyrgyzstan (NA) 4.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Laos (NA) 2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Latvia (NA) 1.8 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (NA) 27.5 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2021
Lithuania (NA) 1.0 May 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2022
Luxembourg (NA) 0.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
Macau SAR, China (NA) 20.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (NA) 2.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
Malawi (NA) 1.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Malaysia (NA) 6.7 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Jun 2022
Malta (NA) 1.1 May 2022 monthly Oct 1994 - May 2022
Mauritius (NA) 10.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2022
Mexico (NA) 3.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Moldova (NA) 4.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Mongolia (NA) 3.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2022
Montenegro (NA) 4.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Morocco (NA) 4.1 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (NA) 4.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2022
Myanmar (NA) 6.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2010 - Mar 2021
Nepal (NA) 7.3 May 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - May 2022
Netherlands (NA) 0.1 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
New Zealand (NA) 2.1 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 2005 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (NA) 8.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Norway (NA) 7.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2022
Oman (NA) 5.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2022
Pakistan (NA) 1.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Jun 2022
Palestinian Territory (NA) 0.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 2011 - May 2022
Panama (NA) 7.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2021
Paraguay (NA) 6.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Peru (NA) 15.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 1985 - May 2022
Philippines (NA) 7.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1979 - May 2022
Poland (NA) 4.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Portugal (NA) 0.4 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Apr 2022
Qatar (NA) 14.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Romania (NA) 3.5 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Russia (NA) 20.1 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2022
Saudi Arabia (NA) 33.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Serbia (NA) 3.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Singapore (NA) 7.1 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (NA) 0.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - May 2022
Slovenia (NA) 0.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
South Africa (NA) 4.4 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jun 2022
Spain (NA) 1.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1987 - May 2022
Sri Lanka (NA) 1.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jun 2022
Sudan (NA) 0.0 Dec 2017 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2017
Sweden (NA) 2.4 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Switzerland (NA) 30.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - Jun 2022
Syria (NA) 9.8 Jun 2011 quarterly Mar 1960 - Jun 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) 1,635.9 May 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - May 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 (KWD mn) 15,979.052 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 Expenditure: ytd: Purchases of Non Financial Assets (KWD mn) 1,402.323 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: Capital (KWD mn) 226.000 2016 yearly 1989 - 2016
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
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) 1.157 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1973 - Apr 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: 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: 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: 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: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn) 493.000 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: OT: Assets (KWD mn) -2,795.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
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) 43,468.346 May 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 136,002.617 May 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 8.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 43,841.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - May 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) 103.851 May 2022 monthly Dec 1961 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 153,790.283 May 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 129,384.6 May 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 13.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 2,105.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 146,673.646 May 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 11.12 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 119.16 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020

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