Kuwait Policy Rate

1999 - 2020 | Monthly | % pa | Central Bank of Kuwait

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Kuwait cash rate (Policy Rate: Month End: Discount Rate) was set at 1.50 % pa in Nov 2020, compared with 1.50 % pa in the previous Oct 2020. Kuwait Policy Rate averaged 3.00 % pa and is updated monthly, available from Jul 1999 to Nov 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 7.25 % pa in Dec 2000 and a record low of 1.50 % pa in Nov 2020.

In the latest reports, Kuwait Short Term Interest Rate: Month End: KIBOR: 3 Months was reported at 1.50 % pa in Oct 2020. Kuwait Exchange Rate against USD averaged 0.31 (KWD/USD) in Oct 2020.

What was Kuwait's Policy Rate in Nov 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

1.50

% pa Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020

1.50

% pa Oct 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020

1.50

Nov 2020

7.25

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jul 1999 - Nov 2020

Updated on 30 Nov 2020

Policy Rate by Country Comparison

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Asia and Oceania
Europe and Central Asia
Middle East and Africa
North and South America
Country/Region Last Frequency Range
Albania (% pa)

0.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Oct 2020

Algeria (% pa)

3.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1963 - Nov 2020

Argentina (%)

30.79

Oct 2020

monthly

Aug 1985 - Oct 2020

Armenia (% pa)

4.25

Nov 2020

monthly

May 2001 - Nov 2020

Australia (% pa)

0.10

Nov 2020

monthly

Aug 1990 - Nov 2020

Austria (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Azerbaijan (% pa)

6.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Nov 2020

Bahrain (% pa)

1.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2007 - Nov 2020

Bangladesh (% pa)

4.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Sep 2009 - Nov 2020

Belarus (% pa)

7.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1991 - Nov 2020

Belgium (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Botswana (% pa)

3.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Aug 1976 - Nov 2020

Brazil (% pa)

2.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Mar 1999 - Nov 2020

Bulgaria (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Feb 1991 - Nov 2020

Canada (% pa)

0.25

Oct 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Oct 2020

Chile (% pa)

0.50

Oct 2020

monthly

May 1995 - Oct 2020

China (% pa)

2.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Nov 2020

Colombia (% pa)

1.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 1995 - Nov 2020

Croatia (% pa)

3.00

Oct 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Oct 2020

Cyprus (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Czech Republic (% pa)

0.05

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Nov 2020

Denmark (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Aug 1914 - Nov 2020

Ecuador (% pa)

8.83

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1995 - Nov 2020

Egypt (% pa)

8.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Nov 2020

Estonia (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

European Union (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Finland (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

France (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Georgia (% pa)

8.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Nov 2020

Germany (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Ghana (% pa)

14.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Nov 2002 - Nov 2020

Greece (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China (% pa)

0.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Jun 1992 - Oct 2020

Hungary (% pa)

0.60

Nov 2020

monthly

Oct 1990 - Nov 2020

Iceland (% pa)

1.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Nov 2020

India (% pa)

4.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 2001 - Nov 2020

Indonesia (% pa)

3.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jun 2015 - Nov 2020

Ireland (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Israel (% pa)

0.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1998 - Nov 2020

Italy (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Ivory Coast (% pa)

2.50

Mar 2017

monthly

Jan 1964 - Mar 2017

Japan (% pa)

-0.10

Nov 2020

monthly

Nov 2008 - Nov 2020

Jordan (% pa)

3.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1965 - Nov 2020

Kazakhstan (% pa)

9.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Feb 1992 - Nov 2020

Kenya (% pa)

7.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 2003 - Nov 2020

South Korea (% pa)

0.50

Nov 2020

monthly

May 1999 - Nov 2020

Kosovo (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Kuwait (% pa)

1.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Nov 2020

Kyrgyzstan (% pa)

5.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Laos (% pa)

3.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Nov 2020

Latvia (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Lebanon (% pa)

10.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 1964 - Nov 2020

Lithuania (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Luxembourg (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Macau SAR, China (% pa)

0.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1999 - Nov 2020

North Macedonia (% pa)

1.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Oct 2020

Malawi (% pa)

12.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1980 - Nov 2020

Malaysia (% pa)

1.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 2004 - Nov 2020

Malta (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Mauritius (% pa)

1.85

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1999 - Nov 2020

Mexico (% pa)

4.25

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Oct 2020

Moldova (% pa)

5.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Nov 2020

Mongolia (% pa)

6.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 2007 - Nov 2020

Montenegro (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Morocco (% pa)

1.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jun 1995 - Nov 2020

Myanmar (% pa)

9.50

2020

yearly

1986 - 2020

Nepal (% pa)

5.00

Oct 2020

monthly

Jul 2003 - Oct 2020

Netherlands (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

New Zealand (% pa)

0.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 1999 - Nov 2020

Nigeria (% pa)

11.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 2006 - Nov 2020

Norway (% pa)

0.00

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Oct 2020

Oman (% pa)

0.50

Nov 2020

monthly

May 2007 - Nov 2020

Pakistan (% pa)

8.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Feb 1992 - Nov 2020

Paraguay (% pa)

0.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 2010 - Nov 2020

Peru (% pa)

0.25

Oct 2020

monthly

Sep 2003 - Oct 2020

Philippines (% pa)

2.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jun 2016 - Nov 2020

Poland (% pa)

0.10

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Nov 2020

Portugal (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Qatar (% pa)

2.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Oct 2020

Romania (% pa)

1.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Nov 2020

Russia (% pa)

4.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Sep 2013 - Nov 2020

Saudi Arabia (% pa)

1.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Nov 2020

Serbia (% pa)

1.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Nov 2020

Singapore (% pa)

0.31

Oct 2020

monthly

Jul 2005 - Oct 2020

Slovakia (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Slovenia (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

South Africa (% pa)

3.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Nov 1999 - Nov 2020

Spain (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Nov 2020

Sri Lanka (% pa)

4.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1997 - Nov 2020

Sweden (% pa)

0.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 1987 - Nov 2020

Switzerland (% pa)

-0.72

Nov 2020

monthly

Jun 1999 - Nov 2020

Syria (% pa)

5.00

Feb 2015

monthly

Jan 1962 - Feb 2015

Taiwan (% pa)

1.13

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1961 - Nov 2020

Tajikistan (% pa)

10.75

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1997 - Nov 2020

Thailand (% pa)

0.50

Nov 2020

monthly

May 2000 - Nov 2020

Tunisia (% pa)

6.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Nov 2020

Turkey (% pa)

15.00

Nov 2020

monthly

May 2010 - Nov 2020

Ukraine (% pa)

6.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Nov 2020

United Arab Emirates (% pa)

1.25

Nov 2020

monthly

Nov 2007 - Nov 2020

United Kingdom (% pa)

0.10

Nov 2020

monthly

Jun 1972 - Nov 2020

United States (% pa)

0.09

Oct 2020

monthly

Jul 1954 - Oct 2020

Uruguay (% pa)

9.25

Oct 2020

monthly

Sep 2007 - Oct 2020

Uzbekistan (% pa)

14.00

Nov 2020

monthly

May 1994 - Nov 2020

Vietnam (% pa)

2.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Aug 2003 - Nov 2020

Yemen (% pa)

16.07

Jan 2015

monthly

Dec 1995 - Jan 2015

Zambia (% pa)

8.00

Nov 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Nov 2020

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 (GNP) (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: 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: 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)

3,506.3

Sep 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Sep 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: Capital (KWD mn)

226.000

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Government Revenue (KWD mn)

13,633.900

2016

yearly

1987 - 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 Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn)

-3,247.800

2018

yearly

1989 - 2018

Government Expenditure (KWD mn)

18,245.900

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Public Debt (KWD mn)

1,072.300

Sep 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Sep 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 (%)

2.0

Sep 2020

monthly

Jul 1992 - Sep 2020

Core CPI Change (%)

1.121

Sep 2020

monthly

May 2017 - Sep 2020

CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change (%)

7.006

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2020

Producer Price Index Growth (%)

0.4

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1974 - Sep 2020

Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth (%)

2.500

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Wholesale Price Index (2007=100)

138.100

Sep 2020

monthly

May 2011 - Sep 2020

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

1.244

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

Trade Balance (USD mn)

1,050.4

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Jul 2020

Total Exports (USD mn)

3,270.7

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Jul 2020

Total Exports Growth (%)

-39.9

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Aluminum: Exports (USD th)

12,357.584

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicament (USD th)

43,537.254

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

1,874.075

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)

951,801.648

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

308,705.513

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Exports to USA (USD mn)

0.201

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1973 - Aug 2020

Total Imports from USA (USD mn)

159.166

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jul 2020

Total Exports to China (USD mn)

51.770

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jul 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)

2,275.2

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Current Account Balance (USD mn)

1,418.6

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%)

4.7

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn)

-380.8

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%)

-1.3

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn)

-49.482

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%)

-0.2

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn)

5.9

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn)

-55.708

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2020

External Debt (USD mn)

58,931.0

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2018 - Mar 2020

External Debt: % of GDP (%)

50.8

2019

yearly

2014 - 2019

Net International Investment Position (USD mn)

93,856.844

2019

yearly

2001 - 2019

Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn)

2.030

2025

yearly

1980 - 2025

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

-2,795.000

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: 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: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn)

-1,260.000

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: 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

Sep 2020

monthly

Mar 2005 - Sep 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)

42,300.831

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Money Supply M2 (USD mn)

132,459.374

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

M2 Growth (%)

5.7

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Sep 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn)

45,073.3

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1964 - Sep 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%)

28.180

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA)

20.9

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Jun 2020

Gold Reserves (USD mn)

103.665

Sep 2020

monthly

Dec 1961 - Sep 2020

Total Deposits (USD mn)

150,485.066

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Total Deposits Growth (%)

6.0

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Sep 2020

Domestic Credit (USD mn)

110,297.2

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Domestic Credit Growth (%)

-0.8

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Sep 2020

Household Debt (USD mn)

1,405.4

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Sep 2020

Total Loans (USD mn)

130,825.401

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Total Loans Growth (%)

5.03

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Sep 2020

Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%)

94.56

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn)

40,508.600

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

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

12,936.400

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

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

2,296.400

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

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

40,335.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn)

34,907.400

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 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)

13,966.000

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Local Banks: Assets (KWD mn)

72,537.100

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

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

3.861

Sep 2020

monthly

Apr 1979 - Sep 2020

Exchange Rate against USD (KWD/USD)

0.306

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1957 - Oct 2020

Policy Rate (% pa)

1.50

Nov 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Nov 2020

Short Term Interest Rate (% pa)

1.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Oct 2020

Overnight Rate: Central Bank of Kuwait (% pa)

10.000

Nov 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Nov 2020

Deposits Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

1.510

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2020

Lending Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

3.861

Sep 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Sep 2020

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

361.174

Sep 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Sep 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)

2,286.000

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Oct 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)

5,459.5

Nov 2020

monthly

Apr 2018 - Nov 2020

Market Capitalization: % of GDP (%)

87.5

2019

yearly

2000 - 2019

Market Capitalization (USD mn)

103,313.296

Oct 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Oct 2020

Market Capitalization: KSE (KWD)

31,594,837,149.843

Oct 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Oct 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)

959,575.625

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)

82,962.408

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Television (USD th)

5,362.271

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: ICT Goods (USD th)

2,571,033.731

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Imports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

1,576,023.369

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Television (USD th)

130,569.043

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: 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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