Kuwait National Government Debt

1993 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Kuwait National Government Debt

  • Kuwait National Government Debt reached 2.8 USD bn in Nov 2021, compared with 3.1 USD bn in the previous month.
  • Kuwait National Government Debt data is updated monthly, available from Dec 1993 to Nov 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 16.4 USD bn in Sep 2017 and a record low of 2.8 USD bn in Nov 2021.

CEIC converts monthly Government Debt into USD. The Central Bank of Kuwait provides Government Debt in local currency. The Central Bank of Kuwait period end market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.


Related information about Kuwait National Government Debt
  • In the latest reports, Kuwait Consolidated Fiscal Balance recorded a deficit equal to 9.6 % of its Nominal GDP in Dec 2019.
  • The country's Government debt accounted for 3.2 % of its Nominal GDP in Sep 2020.
  • Kuwait Nominal GDP reached 25.8 USD bn in Sep 2020.

View Kuwait's National Government Debt from Dec 1993 to Nov 2021 in the chart:

Kuwait National Government Debt

What was Kuwait's National Government Debt in Nov 2021?

Kuwait National Government Debt reached 2.8 USD bn in Nov 2021, compared with 3.1 USD bn in the previous month. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2,809.0 Nov 2021 3,148.3 Oct 2021 2,809.0 Nov 2021 16,439.8 Sep 2017 USD mn monthly Dec 1993 - Nov 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 11,781.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2010 - Sep 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 62,686.3 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Argentina (USD mn) 335,582.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 9,016.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2021
Australia (USD mn) 591,736.5 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Austria (USD mn) 385,734.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 3,398.5 2010 yearly 2008 - 2010
Bahrain (USD mn) 38,334.3 Nov 2021 monthly Mar 2001 - Nov 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 22,823.9 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 635,116.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 8,960.7 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 3,669.1 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Botswana (USD mn) 2,443.5 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 1,233,699.2 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Nov 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) 18,770.6 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2015 - Nov 2021
Canada (USD mn) 1,314,327.4 2021 yearly 1962 - 2021
Chile (USD mn) 91,625.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 3,201,622.5 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Colombia (USD mn) 190,482.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2021
Croatia (USD mn) 53,637.1 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Sep 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) 28,051.1 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2010 - Nov 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 110,486.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 149,555.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 62,859.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2021
Egypt (USD mn) 316,592.2 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
Estonia (USD mn) 6,660.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
European Union (USD mn) 14,948,951.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Finland (USD mn) 195,027.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
France (USD mn) 3,281,269.1 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2021
Georgia (USD mn) 9,356.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
Germany (USD mn) 2,816,970.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Greece (USD mn) 419,431.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 161,605.6 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 131,727.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 17,820.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
India (USD mn) 1,695,219.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1998 - Sep 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 468,147.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jun 2009 - Nov 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 277,839.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Israel (USD mn) 306,021.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Italy (USD mn) 3,040,980.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 3,853.2 2015 yearly 1975 - 2015
Japan (USD mn) 10,874,950.5 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 1982 - Nov 2021
Jordan (USD mn) 38,355.4 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 44,870.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
Kenya (USD mn) 71,510.4 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 782,815.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) 1,819.4 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,809.0 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Nov 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 4,948.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Latvia (USD mn) 16,012.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) 97,750.6 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2001 - Jun 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 27,970.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 20,735.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) 6,931.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2021
Malawi (USD mn) 2,620.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Malaysia (USD mn) 231,513.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1978 - Sep 2021
Malta (USD mn) 9,249.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 8,820.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2021
Mexico (USD mn) 642,885.8 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2005 - Nov 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 4,383.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Nov 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) 4,237.5 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 2010 - Sep 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 95,875.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2021
Nepal (USD mn) 9,555.9 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Netherlands (USD mn) 511,850.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 78,494.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 82,393.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 183,003.3 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Oman (USD mn) 48,780.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Panama (USD mn) 38,405.1 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 2004 - Mar 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 10,735.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Peru (USD mn) 71,068.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 236,470.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2021
Poland (USD mn) 355,358.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Portugal (USD mn) 314,359.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 26,518.7 2012 yearly 2003 - 2012
Romania (USD mn) 130,061.7 Oct 2021 monthly Nov 2011 - Oct 2021
Russia (USD mn) 282,144.4 Nov 2021 monthly May 2009 - Nov 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 227,604.0 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) 33,746.8 Nov 2021 monthly Sep 2004 - Nov 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 562,855.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Sep 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 68,561.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 46,463.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 265,679.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2021
Spain (USD mn) 1,658,090.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1990 - Sep 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 85,687.1 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 228,535.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 228,275.7 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Taiwan (USD mn) 229,840.6 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Thailand (USD mn) 251,956.3 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1997 - Nov 2021
Tunisia (USD mn) 36,295.0 Aug 2021 monthly Apr 2011 - Aug 2021
Turkey (USD mn) 271,456.7 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Ukraine (USD mn) 82,994.5 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2004 - Nov 2021
United Kingdom (USD mn) 3,170,840.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Jun 2021
United States (USD mn) 29,617,215.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1969 - Dec 2021
Uruguay (USD mn) 33,153.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2021
Venezuela (USD mn) 105,131.7 2016 yearly 1996 - 2016
Vietnam (USD mn) 125,215.3 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Yemen (USD mn) 20,434.2 2013 yearly 2004 - 2013

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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) -12,891.871 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 128.142 Dec 2015 monthly Sep 2003 - Dec 2015
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,809.0 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Nov 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 3.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn) 24.931 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn) 28.344 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn) 24.388 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil: Tax and Fees (KWD mn) 305.528 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd (KWD mn) 12,100.460 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Fiscal Balance: ytd (KWD mn) -775.392 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd: Current (KWD mn) 11,133.000 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Revenue: ytd (KWD mn) 11,325.068 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Expenditure: ytd: Purchases of Non Financial Assets (KWD mn) 967.460 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Revenue: ytd: Non Oil (KWD mn) 1,209.279 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2018 - Nov 2021
Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn) 486.000 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 Expenditure: Current (KWD mn) 12,125.900 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) 850.000 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Nov 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.993 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 4,090.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -29.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2020
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) 2,427.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Feb 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -5.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2020
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) 0.143 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1973 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 242.817 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 31.662 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 456.091 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Jan 2021
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) -416.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 31.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 60.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 321.966 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 39.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -274.691 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 53,819.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 50.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 13.480 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 93,856.844 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
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: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn) 5.000 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: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn) -1,260.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: CA: Debit (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: OT: Assets (KWD mn) -2,795.000 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: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn) 493.000 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: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn) -1,407.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn) 40.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2018
Number of Investment Companies (Unit) 49.000 Nov 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Nov 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.8 Sep 2019 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 42,443.820 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 129,502.974 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
M2 Growth (%) -1.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 40,962.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Nov 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 40.595 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 20.9 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1973 - Jun 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 104.898 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1961 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 148,116.325 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 3.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 121,218.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 8.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 1,814.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 132,579.427 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 2.87 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Apr 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 114.09 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2: M1 (KWD mn) 12,843.500 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (KWD mn) 1,771.800 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn) 39,187.600 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2 (KWD mn) 39,187.600 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn) 43,554.800 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021

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