Kuwait Tourism Revenue Growth

1996 - 2018 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

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Kuwait's Tourism Revenue grew 42.9 % YoY in Dec 2018, compared with a decrease of -22.6 % YoY in the previous year. Kuwait's Tourism Revenue Growth rate data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1996 to Dec 2018. The data reached an all-time high of 51.4 % in Dec 2015 and a record low of -27.4 % in Dec 2001. CEIC calculates annual Tourism Revenue Growth from annual Tourism Revenue. The World Bank provides Tourism Revenue in USD. Tourism Revenue of Kuwait reached 919.0 USD mn in Dec 2018.

What was Kuwait's Tourism Revenue Growth in 2018?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

42.9

% 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018

-22.6

% 2017 yearly 1996 - 2018

-27.4

2001

51.4

2015

%

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 28 Feb 2020

Tourism Revenue Growth by Country Comparison

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Country/Region Last Previous Frequency Range
Albania (%)

12.5

2018

12.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Algeria (%)

-30.1

2017

-29.1

2016

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2019-03-29
Argentina (%)

2.8

2018

6.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Armenia (%)

8.5

2018

15.4

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Australia (%)

5.9

Sep 2019

1.3

Jun 2019

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Sep 2019

Updated on 2020-01-27
Austria (%)

13.3

2018

7.0

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Azerbaijan (%)

-11.9

2018

12.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Bahrain (%)

-12.5

2018

8.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Bangladesh (%)

2.6

2018

62.4

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Belarus (%)

8.6

2018

10.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Belgium (%)

7.7

2018

9.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Bolivia (%)

6.4

2018

10.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%)

9.7

2018

12.4

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Botswana (%)

6.2

2018

7.2

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Brazil (%)

-55.3

Jun 2020

-72.9

May 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Jun 2020

Updated on 2020-07-30
Brunei (%)

7.3

2018

22.9

2017

yearly

2002 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Bulgaria (%)

8.4

2018

12.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Cambodia (%)

12.4

2019

20.3

2018

yearly

1996 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-02
Canada (%)

7.7

2018

12.4

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Chile (%)

-9.1

2018

16.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
China (%)

3.5

Dec 2018

4.6

Nov 2018

monthly

Jan 1996 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2020-06-02
Colombia (%)

12.5

2018

5.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Croatia (%)

6.6

2018

9.9

2017

yearly

2000 - 2018

Updated on 2020-01-13
Cyprus (%)

-73.5

Mar 2020

-5.5

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-05-20
Czech Republic (%)

7.7

2018

9.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Denmark (%)

6.9

2018

13.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Ecuador (%)

20.8

2018

7.2

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Egypt (%)

12.2

2019

49.4

2018

yearly

1995 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-30
Estonia (%)

9.7

2018

11.0

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
European Union (%)

8.7

2018

11.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-05-20
Finland (%)

8.8

2018

29.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
France (%)

40.0

2017

-7.3

2016

yearly

2005 - 2017

Updated on 2019-10-29
Georgia (%)

18.4

2018

28.3

2017

yearly

1998 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Germany (%)

2.2

2019

3.1

2018

yearly

1992 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-13
Greece (%)

-98.5

Apr 2020

-71.1

Mar 2020

monthly

Nov 2012 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-07-14
Hong Kong SAR, China (%)

-22.7

2019

11.5

2018

yearly

1999 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-30
Hungary (%)

13.6

2018

12.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Iceland (%)

3.4

2018

25.4

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
India (%)

-66.3

Mar 2020

1.7

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-04-28
Indonesia (%)

6.2

2018

16.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Iran (%)

18.3

2017

-18.0

2016

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2020-02-28
Ireland (%)

-0.1

2019

6.0

2018

yearly

2013 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-11
Israel (%)

3.6

2019

6.4

2018

yearly

1993 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-06
Italy (%)

10.5

2018

10.1

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Ivory Coast (%)

6.5

2017

122.9

2016

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2020-02-28
Japan (%)

22.4

2018

10.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Jordan (%)

14.0

Dec 2019

15.8

Nov 2019

monthly

Jan 2001 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-03-04
Kazakhstan (%)

12.5

2018

15.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Kenya (%)

6.3

2017

-7.8

2016

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2019-03-29
South Korea (%)

-77.8

May 2020

-83.2

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1976 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-08
Kuwait (%)

42.9

2018

-22.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Kyrgyzstan (%)

1.5

2018

0.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Laos (%)

25.1

2018

-10.5

2017

yearly

1992 - 2018

Updated on 2019-04-02
Latvia (%)

11.1

2018

5.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Lebanon (%)

7.5

2018

9.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Lithuania (%)

7.1

2018

9.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Luxembourg (%)

10.9

2018

4.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Macau SAR, China (%)

10.7

2018

17.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
North Macedonia (%)

16.9

2018

17.0

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Malawi (%)

22.9

2018

16.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Malaysia (%)

2.4

2019

2.4

2018

yearly

1982 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-13
Malta (%)

5.7

2019

8.0

2018

yearly

2005 - 2019

Updated on 2020-02-05
Mauritius (%)

-14.4

Mar 2020

1.2

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2006 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-06-16
Mexico (%)

-92.0

May 2020

-93.7

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1981 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-10
Moldova (%)

12.9

2018

28.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Mongolia (%)

13.9

2018

21.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Montenegro (%)

10.3

2018

13.5

2017

yearly

2008 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Morocco (%)

-68.3

May 2020

-51.7

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-01
Myanmar (%)

70.7

2019

-16.2

2018

yearly

2007 - 2019

Updated on 2020-05-05
Nepal (%)

3.0

2019

27.6

2018

yearly

1991 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Netherlands (%)

10.4

2018

10.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
New Zealand (%)

5.2

2018

4.2

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-25
Nigeria (%)

-24.4

2018

140.3

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Norway (%)

3.7

2018

8.8

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Oman (%)

9.5

2018

13.7

2017

yearly

1997 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Pakistan (%)

-5.5

2018

9.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Panama (%)

-17.7

2018

8.7

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Paraguay (%)

-1.5

2018

12.1

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Peru (%)

-20.2

2019

7.0

2018

yearly

1991 - 2019

Updated on 2020-01-25
Philippines (%)

20.8

2019

15.9

2018

yearly

1971 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-17
Poland (%)

11.8

2018

16.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Portugal (%)

-97.2

May 2020

-98.5

Apr 2020

monthly

Jul 2007 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-15
Qatar (%)

-3.3

2018

25.1

2017

yearly

2000 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Romania (%)

8.4

2018

38.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Russia (%)

24.6

2018

16.9

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Saudi Arabia (%)

7.8

2019

-4.4

2018

yearly

2005 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Serbia (%)

12.6

2018

16.8

2017

yearly

2003 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Singapore (%)

-39.0

Mar 2020

12.8

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-08-03
Slovakia (%)

9.7

2018

7.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Slovenia (%)

10.5

2018

12.5

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
South Africa (%)

-98.0

May 2020

-98.7

Apr 2020

monthly

Sep 2005 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-20
Spain (%)

-100.0

May 2020

-100.0

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-31
Sri Lanka (%)

-17.7

2019

11.6

2018

yearly

1967 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-31
Sudan (%)

2.0

2018

0.4

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-07-22
Sweden (%)

5.4

2018

11.0

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-04-23
Switzerland (%)

4.1

2018

2.2

2017

yearly

2002 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-19
Syria (%)

-71.2

2011

66.8

2010

yearly

1996 - 2011

Updated on 2019-07-04
Taiwan (%)

-0.6

2017

-0.2

2016

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2019-05-28
Tajikistan (%)

-0.4

2018

14.7

2017

yearly

2003 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Thailand (%)

3.1

2019

2.5

2018

yearly

1961 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-03
Tunisia (%)

46.3

2018

19.3

2017

yearly

1991 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
Turkey (%)

-53.2

Mar 2020

8.8

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-04-30
Ukraine (%)

12.4

2018

17.2

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
United Arab Emirates (%)

1.6

2018

8.0

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
United Kingdom (%)

-57.6

Mar 2020

16.6

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 1981 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-07-24
United States (%)

-1.8

2019

-4.1

2018

yearly

2000 - 2019

Updated on 2020-06-04
Uruguay (%)

-18.6

2019

-7.7

2018

yearly

1996 - 2019

Updated on 2020-01-21
Venezuela (%)

-16.5

2016

-27.3

2015

yearly

1996 - 2016

Updated on 2019-03-29
Vietnam (%)

17.1

2019

21.4

2018

yearly

2001 - 2019

Updated on 2020-06-25
Yemen (%)

-60.2

2015

63.5

2014

yearly

1995 - 2015

Updated on 2020-05-13

Kuwait Key Series

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Monetary
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Energy
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Financial Market
Transport and Telecommunications
National Accounts Last Previous Frequency Range
Nominal GDP (USD mn)

134,754.6

2019

140,667.6

2018

yearly

1962 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Real GDP Growth (%)

0.4

2019

1.2

2018

yearly

1971 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Nominal GDP Growth (%)

-3.676

2019

16.018

2018

yearly

1963 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
GDP per Capita (USD)

30,436.744

2018

26,818.989

2017

yearly

1993 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP Deflator Growth (%)

-4.1

2019

14.6

2018

yearly

2001 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Private Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

55,117.834

2018

52,256.662

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2020-07-07
Private Consumption: % of GDP (%)

39.2

2018

43.3

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
Public Consumption Expenditure (USD mn)

31,871.013

2018

29,476.037

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2020-07-07
Public Consumption: % of GDP (%)

22.7

2018

24.4

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
Investment: % of GDP (%)

25.2

2018

27.7

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
Gross National Product (USD mn)

159,279.667

2018

139,476.433

2017

yearly

1964 - 2018

Updated on 2020-07-07
Gross Savings Rate (%)

36.1

2018

30.9

2017

yearly

1970 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita (PPP Intl $)

73,018.029

2024

71,518.088

2023

yearly

1980 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-28
Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita (USD)

30,257.042

2024

29,585.761

2023

yearly

1980 - 2024

Updated on 2019-11-04
Forecast: Real GDP Growth (%)

3.437

2021

-1.107

2020

yearly

1980 - 2021

Updated on 2020-04-14
GDP: Final Consumption (KWD mn)

26,266.448

2018

24,791.421

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Final Consumption: Government (KWD mn)

9,623.513

2018

8,940.765

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

16,642.935

2018

15,850.656

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Gross Capital Formation (GCF) (KWD mn)

10,706.144

2018

10,152.417

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Exports (KWD mn)

24,091.737

2018

18,743.260

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Imports (KWD mn)

18,589.475

2018

17,076.534

2017

yearly

1962 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption (KWD mn)

21,246.484

2018

20,095.507

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption: Government (KWD mn)

7,865.439

2018

7,399.712

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP: 2010p: Final Consumption: Private (KWD mn)

13,381.045

2018

12,695.796

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP: 2010p: Gross Capital Formation (KWD mn)

9,334.477

2018

8,911.232

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP: 2010p: Exports (KWD mn)

24,329.589

2018

25,555.240

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP: 2010p: Imports (KWD mn)

15,647.706

2018

15,782.379

2017

yearly

2010 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-11
GDP per Capita: KWD (KWD)

9,190.433

2018

8,134.821

2017

yearly

1964 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP Deflator: 2010p (2010=100)

103.776

2019

108.181

2018

yearly

2010 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
GDP: Gross National Product (KWD mn)

48,094.800

2018

42,306.434

2017

yearly

1964 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: National Disposable Income (KWD mn)

40,298.454

2018

34,717.590

2017

yearly

1970 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
GDP: Net Saving (KWD mn)

14,032.006

2018

9,926.168

2017

yearly

1970 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-27
Production Last Previous Frequency Range
Industrial Production Index Growth (%)

-10.0

Mar 2017

-12.8

Feb 2017

monthly

Jan 1966 - Mar 2017

Updated on 2019-07-03
Minerals Production (Metric Ton)

148,976,600.000

2017

161,871,900.000

2016

yearly

2009 - 2017

Updated on 2019-04-29
Government and Public Finance Last Previous Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn)

-10,753.192

2017

-15,203.574

2016

yearly

1988 - 2017

Updated on 2019-10-08
Tax Revenue (USD mn)

128.142

Dec 2015

302.849

Nov 2015

monthly

Sep 2003 - Dec 2015

Updated on 2019-06-25
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%)

1.4

2017

1.7

2016

yearly

1986 - 2017

Updated on 2019-10-27
National Government Debt (USD mn)

4,768.2

May 2020

5,090.5

Apr 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Government Debt: % of GDP (%)

5.1

2019

8.3

2018

yearly

1989 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KWD bn)

26.756

2024

25.868

2023

yearly

1990 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-28
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KWD bn)

18.893

2024

16.093

2023

yearly

1991 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-28
Forecast: Government Revenue (KWD bn)

27.105

2024

26.350

2023

yearly

1990 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-16
Government Expenditure (KWD mn)

18,245.900

2016

21,415.500

2015

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2019-01-31
Government Revenue (KWD mn)

13,633.900

2016

24,925.900

2015

yearly

1987 - 2016

Updated on 2019-01-31
Government Expenditure: Capital (KWD mn)

226.000

2016

197.200

2015

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2019-01-31
Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn)

486.000

2016

420.000

2015

yearly

1987 - 2016

Updated on 2019-01-31
Government Expenditure: Current (KWD mn)

12,125.900

2016

14,271.400

2015

yearly

1989 - 2016

Updated on 2019-01-31
Government Surplus/Deficit (KWD mn)

-3,247.800

2018

-4,608.400

2017

yearly

1989 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-08
Public Debt (KWD mn)

1,572.300

Apr 2020

1,672.300

Mar 2020

monthly

Dec 1993 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Demographic and Labour Market Last Previous Frequency Range
Population (Person mn)

4.6

2018

4.5

2017

yearly

1990 - 2018

Updated on 2019-03-18
Labour Force Participation Rate (%)

73.5

2019

73.4

2018

yearly

1990 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-10
Employed Persons (Person)

2,729,500.000

2018

2,699,118.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2019-03-29
Unemployment Rate (%)

2.09

2018

1.24

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2019-05-27
Labour Productivity Growth (%)

-1.21

2019

-0.53

2018

yearly

1996 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-02
Forecast: Population (Person mn)

5.394

2024

5.248

2023

yearly

1980 - 2024

Updated on 2019-11-04
Forecast: Employment (Person mn)

0.000

0.000

yearly

-

Updated on 2020-04-09
Forecast: Unemployment Rate (%)

1.087

2018

1.280

2017

yearly

1981 - 2018

Updated on 2020-04-22
Population: Annual (Person th)

4,621.638

2018

4,500.476

2017

yearly

1990 - 2018

Updated on 2019-03-18
Population: Kuwaiti (Person)

1,386,363.000

2018

1,351,955.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Population: Non Kuwaiti (Person)

3,177,606.000

2018

3,085,635.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Vital Statistics: Natural Increase Rate (‰)

13.050

2017

12.860

2016

yearly

2008 - 2017

Updated on 2019-05-15
Labour Force (Person)

2,787,826.000

2018

2,732,886.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Labour Force: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

227,964.000

2018

231,579.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Labour Force: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

216,314.000

2018

217,577.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Labour Force: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

1,877,988.000

2018

1,798,077.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Labour Force: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

465,560.000

2018

485,653.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Employment (Person)

2,729,500.000

2018

2,699,118.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Employment: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

200,990.000

2018

225,765.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Employment: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

189,949.000

2018

209,068.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Employment: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

1,873,692.000

2018

1,783,260.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Employment: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

464,869.000

2018

481,025.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Unemployment (Person)

58,326.000

2018

33,768.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Unemployment: Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

26,974.000

2018

5,814.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Unemployment: Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

26,365.000

2018

8,509.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Unemployment: Non Kuwaiti: Male (Person)

4,296.000

2018

14,817.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Unemployment: Non Kuwaiti: Female (Person)

691.000

2018

4,628.000

2017

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 2018-11-23
Domestic Trade and Household Survey Last Previous Frequency Range
Number of Registered Vehicles (Unit)

2,203,723

2018

2,213,777

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Motor Vehicles Sales (Unit)

113,000

2019

103,235

2018

yearly

2005 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-13
Motor Vehicles Sales Growth (%)

9.5

2019

1.7

2018

yearly

2006 - 2019

Updated on 2020-03-13
Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars (Unit)

14,407.000

Dec 2019

12,012.000

Dec 2018

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-03-13
Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars (Unit)

98,593.000

Dec 2019

91,223.000

Dec 2018

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-03-13
Inflation Last Previous Frequency Range
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth (%)

1.8

Jun 2020

1.9

May 2020

monthly

Jul 1992 - Jun 2020

Updated on 2020-07-29
CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change (%)

3.142

Jun 2020

1.943

May 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jun 2020

Updated on 2020-07-29
Producer Price Index Growth (%)

0.7

Mar 2020

0.7

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 1974 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-05-05
Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth (%)

2.300

2021

0.500

2020

yearly

1980 - 2021

Updated on 2020-04-14
Wholesale Price Index (2007=100)

137.900

Mar 2020

137.900

Feb 2020

monthly

May 2011 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-05-05
Foreign Trade Last Previous Frequency Range
Trade Balance (USD mn)

608.1

Mar 2020

2,463.3

Feb 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-05-19
Total Exports (USD mn)

13,141.3

Mar 2020

15,406.2

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-06-02
Total Exports Growth (%)

-18.9

Mar 2020

-14.0

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-06-02
Aluminum: Exports (USD th)

11,068.522

2018

8,481.320

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-28
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%)

1.859

2024

1.861

2023

yearly

1980 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-09
Exports: Medicament (USD th)

50,878.382

2018

45,846.709

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-25
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

1,823.350

2018

1,617.096

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-25
Total Imports (USD mn)

7,375.5

Mar 2020

8,539.4

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-06-02
Total Imports Growth (%)

-12.1

Mar 2020

-1.2

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 1974 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-06-02
Imports: Medicament (USD th)

1,001,282.192

2018

874,139.977

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-25
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th)

343,695.648

2018

267,839.757

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-25
Trade Balance: Quarterly (KWD mn)

2,789.603

Dec 2018

3,138.583

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2019-03-14
Exports: SITC: Food and Live Animals (KWD mn)

39.900

Sep 2018

46.300

Jun 2018

quarterly

Sep 2014 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
Exports: SITC: Other Manufactured Articles (KWD mn)

36.800

Sep 2018

36.400

Jun 2018

quarterly

Sep 2014 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
Balance of Payments Last Previous Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn)

33,789.5

2019

25,694.2

2018

yearly

1975 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%)

25.1

2019

18.3

2018

yearly

1975 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn)

675.5

2019

-22.9

2018

yearly

2009 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%)

0.5

2019

-0.0

2018

yearly

2009 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn)

693.528

Dec 2019

627.833

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%)

2.018

Dec 2019

1.922

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn)

15.485

Dec 2019

14.486

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-07-06
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn)

678.043

Dec 2019

613.347

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-07-07
External Debt (USD mn)

31,146.3

2010

40,862.6

2009

yearly

1997 - 2010

Updated on 2017-10-23
External Debt: % of GDP (%)

50.8

2019

44.2

2018

yearly

2014 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-14
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn)

681.3

Dec 2019

620.3

Sep 2019

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Dec 2019

Updated on 2020-07-07
Net International Investment Position (USD mn)

115,210.882

2019

112,705.901

2018

yearly

2001 - 2019

Updated on 2020-06-25
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn)

5.274

2024

6.035

2023

yearly

1980 - 2024

Updated on 2020-04-09
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

0.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-04-24
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn)

493.000

Sep 2018

752.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn)

40.000

Sep 2018

88.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn)

-1,260.000

Sep 2018

-1,910.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-30
BoP: FA: Reserve Assets: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) (KWD mn)

448.000

Sep 2018

-961.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-16
BoP: CA: Debit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

0.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-04-24
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (KWD mn)

10.000

Sep 2018

1.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-30
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (KWD mn)

-36.000

Sep 2018

-54.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Instruments (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

-1.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-02-11
BoP: FA: OT: Assets (KWD mn)

-2,795.000

Sep 2018

-968.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-16
BoP: FA: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn)

-1,407.000

Sep 2018

-529.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-16
BoP: FA: OT: Liabilities (KWD mn)

1,389.000

Sep 2018

440.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-01-16
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

0.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-04-24
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn)

5.000

Sep 2018

7.000

Jun 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2019-04-24
Number of Investment Companies (Unit)

58.000

Apr 2020

59.000

Mar 2020

monthly

Mar 2005 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Monetary Last Previous Frequency Range
Money Supply M1 (USD mn)

41,103.115

May 2020

39,263.063

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Money Supply M2 (USD mn)

127,959.698

May 2020

125,511.845

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
M2 Growth (%)

3.3

May 2020

-0.1

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn)

41,800.6

May 2020

38,682.3

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1964 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-13
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%)

27.780

2019

24.731

2018

yearly

1962 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA)

15.1

Mar 2020

13.2

Dec 2019

quarterly

Mar 1973 - Mar 2020

Updated on 2020-07-13
Gold Reserves (USD mn)

102.959

May 2020

102.825

Apr 2020

monthly

Dec 1961 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-13
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%)

1.6

2018

1.9

2017

yearly

1998 - 2018

Updated on 2019-05-22
Household Debt: % of GDP (%)

24.2

2019

19.1

2018

yearly

1997 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Total Deposits (USD mn)

144,838.159

May 2020

142,732.657

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Total Deposits Growth (%)

2.703

May 2020

1.715

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Domestic Credit (USD mn)

107,190.7

May 2020

108,485.9

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Domestic Credit Growth (%)

-2.0

May 2020

-2.5

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Household Debt (USD mn)

62.8

May 2020

98.4

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Total Loans (USD mn)

127,152.307

May 2020

127,092.443

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Total Loans Growth (%)

4.508

May 2020

5.634

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Money Supply: M3 (KWD mn)

38,766.900

Apr 2020

38,022.600

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2: M1 (KWD mn)

12,691.500

May 2020

12,127.200

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1: Currency in Circulation (KWD mn)

2,347.400

Apr 2020

2,125.500

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Monetary Survey: CBK and Local Banks: Money Supply M2 (KWD mn)

39,510.400

May 2020

38,766.900

Apr 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2020

Updated on 2020-07-07
Local Banks Time Deposits (KWD mn)

36,318.500

Apr 2020

37,256.500

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates Last Previous Frequency Range
Bank Lending Rate (% pa)

4.084

Apr 2020

4.529

Mar 2020

monthly

Apr 1979 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Exchange Rate against USD (KWD/USD)

0.307

Jul 2020

0.308

Jun 2020

monthly

Jan 1957 - Jul 2020

Updated on 2020-07-30
Policy Rate (% pa)

1.50

Jul 2020

1.50

Jun 2020

monthly

Jul 1999 - Jul 2020

Updated on 2020-07-30
Short Term Interest Rate (% pa)

1.63

Jul 2020

1.63

Jun 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Jul 2020

Updated on 2020-07-30
Overnight Rate: Central Bank of Kuwait (% pa)

10.000

Jul 2020

10.000

Jun 2020

monthly

Nov 2001 - Jul 2020

Updated on 2020-07-30
Deposits Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

1.658

Apr 2020

1.794

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Lending Rate: Weighted Average (% pa)

4.084

Apr 2020

4.529

Mar 2020

monthly

Mar 2003 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Foreign Exchange Rate: Average: Euro (KWD/1000 EUR)

336.408

Apr 2020

340.434

Mar 2020

monthly

Feb 2001 - Apr 2020

Updated on 2020-06-21
Foreign Exchange Rate: End of Period: US Dollar (KWD/USD)

0.303

Dec 2018

0.304

Nov 2018

monthly

Dec 1993 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2019-01-30
Energy Last Previous Frequency Range
Electricity Production (GWh)

4,097

Dec 2018

4,224

Nov 2018

monthly

Jan 2003 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2020-01-08
Natural Gas Production: OPEC: Marketed Production (Cub m mn)

13,952.000

2019

17,737.780

2018

yearly

1960 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-13
Natural Gas: Imports (Cub m mn)

4,418.000

2018

4,780.567

2017

yearly

1975 - 2018

Updated on 2019-06-04
Natural Gas: Consumption (Cub ft/Day bn)

2.275

2019

2.047

2018

yearly

1965 - 2019

Updated on 2020-06-17
Crude Oil: Production (Barrel/Day th)

2,103.000

Jun 2020

2,198.000

May 2020

monthly

Jan 2002 - Jun 2020

Updated on 2020-07-14
Crude Oil: Exports (Barrel/Day th)

1,986.320

2019

2,050.030

2018

yearly

1980 - 2019

Updated on 2020-07-13
Oil Consumption (Barrel/Day th)

426.595

2019

434.181

2018

yearly

1965 - 2019

Updated on 2020-06-17
Tourism Last Previous Frequency Range
Visitor Arrivals (Person)

12,316

Dec 2017

9,729

Nov 2017

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2019-02-10
Visitor Arrivals Growth (%)

-32.8

Dec 2017

-52.6

Nov 2017

monthly

Jan 1998 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2019-07-25
Tourism Revenue (USD mn)

919

2018

643

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Tourism Revenue Growth (%)

42.9

2018

-22.6

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2020-02-28
Visitor Arrivals: GCC: United Arab Emirates (Person)

112,457.000

2018

104,989.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Bahrain (Person)

231,964.000

2018

247,687.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Saudi Arabia (Person)

3,580,402.000

2018

2,741,495.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Qatar (Person)

130,810.000

2018

87,513.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Arrivals: GCC: Kuwait (Person)

4,071,667.000

2018

4,203,324.000

2017

yearly

2000 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures (Person)

12,447,512.000

2018

11,538,955.000

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures: GCC: Kuwait (Person)

4,074,541.000

2018

4,225,026.000

2017

yearly

1996 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures: GCC: United Arab Emirates (Person)

112,673.000

2018

103,473.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures: GCC: Bahrain (Person)

231,778.000

2018

248,373.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures: GCC: Oman (Person)

42,663.000

2018

28,636.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Visitor Departures: GCC: Qatar (Person)

127,313.000

2018

86,265.000

2017

yearly

2001 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Length of Stay: Hotel (Night)

25,768.000

Dec 2017

21,642.000

Nov 2017

monthly

Jan 1997 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2019-02-10
Number of Hotels (Unit)

90.000

2017

90.000

2016

yearly

1964 - 2017

Updated on 2019-02-10
Number of Hotel Rooms (Unit)

6,294.000

2017

6,267.000

2016

yearly

1964 - 2017

Updated on 2019-02-10
Financial Market Last Previous Frequency Range
Equity Market Index (29Dec1993=1000)

6,633.4

Mar 2018

6,772.8

Feb 2018

monthly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-04-26
Market Capitalization: % of GDP (%)

87.5

2019

67.6

2018

yearly

2000 - 2019

Updated on 2020-04-16
Market Capitalization: KSE (KWD)

29,235,662,873.998

Jun 2020

28,461,160,597.854

May 2020

monthly

Apr 2005 - Jun 2020

Updated on 2020-07-01
Trading Value: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (KWD)

204,776,610.51

May 2018

240,825,195.62

Apr 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-04
Trading Volume: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (Unit)

1,198,027,674.00

May 2018

1,348,617,522.00

Apr 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-04
Number of Listed Companies: Boursa Kuwait (BK) (Unit)

175.00

May 2018

175.00

Apr 2018

monthly

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-04
Transport and Telecommunications Last Previous Frequency Range
Motor Vehicle Registered (Unit th)

1,876.188

2015

1,791.905

2014

yearly

2005 - 2015

Updated on 2020-03-09
Container Port Throughput (TEU)

3,099,345.000

2018

984,000.000

2017

yearly

2008 - 2018

Updated on 2019-10-31
Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (2004=100)

11.440

2018

11.890

2017

yearly

2004 - 2018

Updated on 2019-07-18
Number of Subscriber Fixed Line (Unit)

515,542.000

2018

542,082.000

2017

yearly

1960 - 2018

Updated on 2019-09-20
Number of Subscriber Mobile (Person)

7,099,848.000

2018

7,138,833.000

2017

yearly

1960 - 2018

Updated on 2020-03-24
Teledensity: Fixed Line (Number)

12.461

2018

13.365

2017

yearly

1960 - 2018

Updated on 2020-04-17
Teledensity: Mobile (Number)

171.605

2018

176.002

2017

yearly

1960 - 2018

Updated on 2020-05-20
Exports: ICT Goods (USD th)

144,964.537

2018

142,521.227

2017

yearly

2000 - 2018

Updated on 2020-05-01
Exports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

106,295.681

2018

75,674.011

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-05
Exports: Television (USD th)

4,444.313

2018

10,234.606

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-05
Imports: ICT Goods (USD th)

2,571,033.731

2018

2,725,378.596

2017

yearly

2000 - 2018

Updated on 2020-05-01
Imports: Telecommunication Equipment (USD th)

1,732,429.360

2018

1,567,706.868

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-05
Imports: Television (USD th)

155,431.963

2018

138,643.792

2017

yearly

1995 - 2018

Updated on 2019-11-05
No of Registered Vehicles: in Use (Unit)

2,075,475.000

2018

2,079,516.000

2017

yearly

1965 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
No of Registered Vehicles: in Use: Private (Unit)

1,659,340.000

2018

1,670,335.000

2017

yearly

1965 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
No of Registered Vehicles: New (Unit)

150,526.000

2018

154,750.000

2017

yearly

1993 - 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Air Transport: No of Passengers: Kuwait International Airport (Person)

1,203,697.000

Dec 2018

1,056,081.000

Nov 2018

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Air Transport: Freight Movements: Kuwait International Airport (kg)

22,611,976.000

Dec 2018

20,390,378.000

Nov 2018

monthly

Jan 2004 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
Maritime Transport: Vessels Arrivals: Kuwait Ports: Cargo (Unit)

677.000

Dec 2018

729.000

Nov 2018

monthly

Jan 2002 - Dec 2018

Updated on 2019-12-02
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