Kuwait Policy Rate

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

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

In the latest reports, Kuwait's Short Term Interest Rate: Month End: KIBOR: 3 Months was reported at 1.63 % pa in Aug 2020. Kuwait's Exchange Rate against USD averaged 0.31 (KWD/USD) in Aug 2020.

What was Kuwait's Policy Rate in Aug 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

1.50

% pa Aug 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Aug 2020

1.50

% pa Jul 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Aug 2020

1.50

Aug 2020

7.25

Dec 2000

% pa

monthly

Jul 1999 - Aug 2020

Updated on 11 Sep 2020

Policy Rate by Country Comparison

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

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2020

Algeria (% pa)

3.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1963 - Aug 2020

Argentina (%)

30.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Aug 1985 - Aug 2020

Armenia (% pa)

4.50

Aug 2020

monthly

May 2001 - Aug 2020

Australia (% pa)

0.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Aug 1990 - Aug 2020

Austria (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Azerbaijan (% pa)

6.50

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Sep 2020

Bahrain (% pa)

1.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2007 - Aug 2020

Bangladesh (% pa)

4.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Sep 2009 - Aug 2020

Belarus (% pa)

7.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1991 - Aug 2020

Belgium (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Botswana (% pa)

4.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Aug 1976 - Aug 2020

Brazil (% pa)

2.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Mar 1999 - Aug 2020

Bulgaria (% pa)

0.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Feb 1991 - Sep 2020

Canada (% pa)

0.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Aug 2020

Chile (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

May 1995 - Aug 2020

China (% pa)

2.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Aug 2020

Colombia (% pa)

2.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 1995 - Aug 2020

Croatia (% pa)

3.00

Jul 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Jul 2020

Cyprus (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Czech Republic (% pa)

0.05

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Aug 2020

Denmark (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Aug 1914 - Aug 2020

Ecuador (% pa)

9.03

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1995 - Aug 2020

Egypt (% pa)

9.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Aug 2020

Estonia (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

European Union (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Finland (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

France (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Georgia (% pa)

8.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Aug 2020

Germany (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Greece (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 1992 - Aug 2020

Hungary (% pa)

0.60

Aug 2020

monthly

Oct 1990 - Aug 2020

Iceland (% pa)

1.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Aug 2020

India (% pa)

4.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 2001 - Aug 2020

Indonesia (% pa)

4.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 2015 - Aug 2020

Ireland (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Israel (% pa)

0.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1998 - Aug 2020

Italy (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Ivory Coast (% pa)

2.50

Mar 2017

monthly

Jan 1964 - Mar 2017

Japan (% pa)

-0.10

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2008 - Aug 2020

Jordan (% pa)

3.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1965 - Aug 2020

Kazakhstan (% pa)

9.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Feb 1992 - Aug 2020

Kenya (% pa)

7.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 2003 - Aug 2020

South Korea (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

May 1999 - Aug 2020

Kosovo (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Kuwait (% pa)

1.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Aug 2020

Kyrgyzstan (% pa)

5.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Laos (% pa)

3.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Aug 2020

Latvia (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Lebanon (% pa)

10.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 1964 - Aug 2020

Lithuania (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Luxembourg (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Macau SAR, China (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1999 - Aug 2020

North Macedonia (% pa)

1.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Aug 2020

Malawi (% pa)

13.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1980 - Aug 2020

Malaysia (% pa)

1.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 2004 - Aug 2020

Malta (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Mauritius (% pa)

1.85

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1999 - Aug 2020

Mexico (% pa)

4.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2008 - Aug 2020

Moldova (% pa)

5.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Aug 2020

Mongolia (% pa)

9.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 2007 - Aug 2020

Montenegro (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Morocco (% pa)

1.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 1995 - Aug 2020

Myanmar (% pa)

9.50

2020

yearly

1986 - 2020

Nepal (% pa)

5.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 2003 - Aug 2020

Netherlands (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

New Zealand (% pa)

0.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 1999 - Aug 2020

Nigeria (% pa)

12.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 2006 - Aug 2020

Norway (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Aug 2020

Oman (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

May 2007 - Aug 2020

Pakistan (% pa)

8.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Feb 1992 - Aug 2020

Paraguay (% pa)

0.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 2010 - Aug 2020

Peru (% pa)

0.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Sep 2003 - Aug 2020

Philippines (% pa)

2.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 2016 - Aug 2020

Poland (% pa)

0.10

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Sep 2020

Portugal (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Qatar (% pa)

2.50

Jul 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Jul 2020

Romania (% pa)

1.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Aug 2020

Russia (% pa)

4.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Sep 2013 - Aug 2020

Saudi Arabia (% pa)

1.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2020

Serbia (% pa)

1.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Aug 2020

Slovakia (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Slovenia (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

South Africa (% pa)

3.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 1999 - Aug 2020

Spain (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1999 - Aug 2020

Sri Lanka (% pa)

4.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1997 - Aug 2020

Sweden (% pa)

0.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1987 - Aug 2020

Switzerland (% pa)

-0.71

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 1999 - Aug 2020

Syria (% pa)

5.00

Feb 2015

monthly

Jan 1962 - Feb 2015

Taiwan (% pa)

1.13

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1961 - Aug 2020

Tajikistan (% pa)

10.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1997 - Aug 2020

Thailand (% pa)

0.50

Aug 2020

monthly

May 2000 - Aug 2020

Tunisia (% pa)

6.75

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2020

Turkey (% pa)

8.25

Aug 2020

monthly

May 2010 - Aug 2020

Ukraine (% pa)

6.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Dec 1992 - Aug 2020

United Arab Emirates (% pa)

1.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2007 - Aug 2020

United Kingdom (% pa)

0.10

Aug 2020

monthly

Jun 1972 - Aug 2020

United States (% pa)

0.09

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1954 - Aug 2020

Uruguay (% pa)

9.25

Aug 2020

monthly

Sep 2007 - Aug 2020

Vietnam (% pa)

3.00

Aug 2020

monthly

Aug 2003 - Aug 2020

Yemen (% pa)

16.07

Jan 2015

monthly

Dec 1995 - Jan 2015

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)

134,754.6

2019

yearly

1962 - 2019

Real GDP Growth (%)

0.4

2019

yearly

1971 - 2019

Nominal GDP Growth (%)

-3.676

2019

yearly

1963 - 2019

GDP per Capita (USD)

30,436.744

2018

yearly

1993 - 2018

GDP Deflator Growth (%)

-4.1

2019

yearly

2001 - 2019

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 National Product (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 $)

73,018.029

2024

yearly

1980 - 2024

Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita (USD)

30,257.042

2024

yearly

1980 - 2024

Forecast: Real GDP Growth (%)

3.437

2021

yearly

1980 - 2021

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: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

16,642.935

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: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

13,381.045

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

Real GDP Growth (%)

-1.008

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2020

GDP per Capita: KWD (KWD)

9,190.433

2018

yearly

1964 - 2018

GDP Deflator: 2010p (2010=100)

103.776

2019

yearly

2010 - 2019

GDP Deflator Growth (%)

-7.898

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Mar 2020

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)

4,795.6

Jul 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Jul 2020

Government Debt: % of GDP (%)

5.1

2019

yearly

1989 - 2019

Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn)

26.756

2024

yearly

1990 - 2024

Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn)

18.893

2024

yearly

1991 - 2024

Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn)

27.105

2024

yearly

1990 - 2024

Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn)

486.000

2016

yearly

1987 - 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 Expenditure (KWD mn)

18,245.900

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn)

-3,247.800

2018

yearly

1989 - 2018

Government Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn)

226.000

2016

yearly

1989 - 2016

Public Debt (KWD mn)

1,472.300

Jul 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Jul 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)

5.394

2024

yearly

1980 - 2024

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 (%)

1.9

Jul 2020

monthly

Jul 1992 - Jul 2020

Core CPI Change (%)

1.801

Jun 2020

quarterly

Sep 2017 - Jun 2020

CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change (%)

3.744

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jul 2020

Producer Price Index Growth (%)

0.7

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 1974 - Mar 2020

Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth (%)

2.300

2021

yearly

1980 - 2021

Wholesale Price Index (2007=100)

137.900

Mar 2020

monthly

May 2011 - Mar 2020

Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Trade Balance (USD mn)

242.2

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Jun 2020

Total Exports (USD mn)

13,141.3

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Total Exports Growth (%)

-18.9

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Mar 2020

Aluminum: Exports (USD th)

12,357.584

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicament (USD th)

44,606.459

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

1,900.315

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Imports (USD mn)

7,375.5

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Total Imports Growth (%)

-12.1

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Mar 2020

Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%)

1.859

2024

yearly

1980 - 2024

Imports: Medicament (USD th)

981,863.677

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

318,455.773

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Total Exports to USA (USD mn)

0.230

May 2020

monthly

Jan 1973 - May 2020

Total Imports from USA (USD mn)

199.958

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Total Exports to China (USD mn)

28.767

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Total Imports from China (USD mn)

498.515

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 2017 - Jun 2020

Trade Balance (KWD mn)

74.524

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - 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)

681.3

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Current Account Balance (USD mn)

6,387.7

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%)

18.6

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn)

675.5

2019

yearly

2009 - 2019

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%)

0.5

2019

yearly

2009 - 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn)

693.528

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%)

2.0

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn)

15.5

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn)

678.043

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

External Debt (USD mn)

31,146.3

2010

yearly

1997 - 2010

External Debt: % of GDP (%)

50.8

2019

yearly

2014 - 2019

Net International Investment Position (USD mn)

115,210.882

2019

yearly

2001 - 2019

Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn)

5.274

2024

yearly

1980 - 2024

BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (KWD mn)

-36.000

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: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn)

40.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: CA: Debit (KWD mn)

0.000

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: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Instruments (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: FA: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn)

-1,407.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (KWD mn)

10.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: 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: Reserve Assets: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) (KWD mn)

448.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

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

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn)

5.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Foreign Direct Investment (KWD mn)

3,105.100

2017

yearly

2010 - 2017

Number of Investment Companies (Unit)

58.000

Jul 2020

monthly

Mar 2005 - Jul 2020

Monetary Last Frequency Range
Money Supply M1 (USD mn)

41,587.313

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Money Supply M2 (USD mn)

129,724.288

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

M2 Growth (%)

3.7

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Jul 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn)

41,800.6

May 2020

monthly

Jan 1964 - May 2020

Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%)

27.780

2019

yearly

1962 - 2019

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA)

15.1

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Gold Reserves (USD mn)

102.959

May 2020

monthly

Dec 1961 - May 2020

Non Performing Loans Ratio (%)

1.6

2018

yearly

1998 - 2018

Household Debt: % of GDP (%)

24.2

2019

yearly

1997 - 2019

Total Deposits (USD mn)

146,261.757

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Total Deposits Growth (%)

2.9

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Jul 2020

Domestic Credit (USD mn)

110,403.5

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Domestic Credit Growth (%)

-0.8

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Jul 2020

Household Debt (USD mn)

1,054.7

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Jul 2020

Total Loans (USD mn)

128,682.960

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Total Loans Growth (%)

4.63

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Jul 2020

Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%)

94.56

Mar 2020

quarterly

Dec 2010 - Mar 2020

Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn)

39,826.900

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

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

12,767.800

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

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

2,428.100

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

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

39,826.900

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn)

35,305.400

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Banking Statistics Last Frequency Range
Capital Adequacy Ratio (%)

18.3

2018

yearly

2007 - 2018

Central Bank of Kuwait: Assets (KWD mn)

13,220.500

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

Local Banks: Assets (KWD mn)

72,365.500

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Jul 2020

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

3.968

Jul 2020

monthly

Apr 1979 - Jul 2020

Exchange Rate against USD (KWD/USD)

0.306

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 1957 - Aug 2020

Policy Rate (% pa)

1.50

Aug 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Aug 2020

Short Term Interest Rate (% pa)

1.63

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Aug 2020

Overnight Rate: Central Bank of Kuwait (% pa)

10.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Aug 2020

Deposits Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

1.558

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Jul 2020

Lending Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

3.968

Jul 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Jul 2020

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

350.000

Jul 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Jul 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)

2,288.000

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Aug 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 (Person)

12,579,638.000

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 (29Dec1993=1000)

6,633.4

Mar 2018

monthly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2018

Market Capitalization: % of GDP (%)

87.5

2019

yearly

2000 - 2019

Market Capitalization (USD mn)

100,085.766

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Aug 2020

Market Capitalization: KSE (KWD)

28,310,645,934.335

Jul 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Jul 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)

3,099,345.000

2018

yearly

2008 - 2018

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)

84,432.568

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Exports: Television (USD th)

5,181.838

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: ICT Goods (USD th)

2,571,033.731

2018

yearly

2000 - 2018

Imports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

1,625,801.027

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

Imports: Television (USD th)

134,692.980

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: No of Passengers: Kuwait International Airport (Person)

1,203,697.000

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 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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