Kuwait Unemployment Rate

1999 - 2018 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

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Kuwait Unemployment Rate increased to 2.09 % in Jun 2018, from the previously reported number of 1.24 % in Jun 2017. Kuwait Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Jun 1999 to Jun 2018, with an average rate of 1.56 %. The data reached an all-time high of 2.23 % in Jun 2011 and a record low of 0.71 % in Jun 1999. The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.

In the latest reports, Kuwait Population reached 4.62 million people in Dec 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 73.36 % in Dec 2020.

What was Kuwait's Unemployment Rate in 2018?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

2.09

% 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018

1.24

% 2017 yearly 1999 - 2018

0.71

1999

2.23

2011

%

yearly

1999 - 2018

Updated on 11 Sep 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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Country/Region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%)

11.90

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Jun 2020

Algeria (%)

11.70

Sep 2017

quarterly

Jun 2014 - Sep 2017

Argentina (%)

13.10

Jun 2020

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Jun 2020

Armenia (%)

17.50

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2020

Australia (%)

7.00

Oct 2020

monthly

Feb 1978 - Oct 2020

Austria (%)

5.52

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Sep 2020

Azerbaijan (%)

6.94

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2020

Bahrain (%)

4.30

2016

yearly

1991 - 2016

Bangladesh (%)

4.15

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Belarus (%)

0.20

Oct 2020

monthly

Oct 2004 - Oct 2020

Belgium (%)

5.20

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1983 - Sep 2020

Bolivia (%)

3.40

2017

yearly

1999 - 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina (%)

15.70

2019

yearly

2006 - 2019

Botswana (%)

18.72

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Brazil (%)

14.60

Sep 2020

monthly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2020

Brunei (%)

9.04

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Bulgaria (%)

4.80

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Sep 2020

Cambodia (%)

0.10

2017

yearly

2007 - 2017

Canada (%)

8.90

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1976 - Oct 2020

Chile (%)

11.60

Oct 2020

monthly

Mar 2009 - Oct 2020

China (%)

4.19

Sep 2020

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Sep 2020

Colombia (%)

15.77

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2020

Croatia (%)

6.40

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2020

Cyprus (%)

8.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Sep 2020

Czech Republic (%)

2.79

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1993 - Sep 2020

Denmark (%)

5.80

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2007 - Oct 2020

Ecuador (%)

6.64

Sep 2020

quarterly

Dec 2013 - Sep 2020

Egypt (%)

7.30

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Sep 2020

Estonia (%)

7.70

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1989 - Sep 2020

European Union (%)

6.20

Jan 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Jan 2020

Finland (%)

8.30

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1988 - Oct 2020

France (%)

9.00

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1975 - Sep 2020

Georgia (%)

11.57

2019

yearly

1991 - 2019

Germany (%)

4.50

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Sep 2020

Ghana (%)

4.51

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Greece (%)

16.80

Aug 2020

monthly

Apr 1998 - Aug 2020

Hong Kong SAR, China (%)

6.40

Oct 2020

monthly

Oct 1981 - Oct 2020

Hungary (%)

4.30

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2000 - Oct 2020

Iceland (%)

5.60

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2020

India (%)

5.40

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Indonesia (%)

7.07

2020

yearly

1984 - 2020

Iran (%)

10.60

Mar 2020

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2020

Ireland (%)

7.30

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Oct 2020

Israel (%)

4.71

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2012 - Oct 2020

Italy (%)

9.79

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1983 - Oct 2020

Ivory Coast (%)

3.42

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Japan (%)

3.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1953 - Sep 2020

Jordan (%)

23.00

May 2020

quarterly

Feb 2000 - May 2020

Kazakhstan (%)

5.00

Jul 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jul 2020

Kenya (%)

2.65

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

South Korea (%)

4.20

Oct 2020

monthly

Jun 1999 - Oct 2020

Kosovo (%)

29.10

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2016 - Mar 2020

Kuwait (%)

2.09

2018

yearly

1999 - 2018

Kyrgyzstan (%)

5.50

2019

yearly

1992 - 2019

Laos (%)

0.60

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Latvia (%)

8.00

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Oct 2020

Lebanon (%)

11.35

2018

yearly

2004 - 2018

Lithuania (%)

10.40

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1998 - Oct 2020

Luxembourg (%)

6.28

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1995 - Oct 2020

Macau SAR, China (%)

2.90

Oct 2020

monthly

Sep 1996 - Oct 2020

North Macedonia (%)

16.50

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Sep 2020

Malawi (%)

6.60

2013

yearly

2005 - 2013

Malaysia (%)

5.40

May 2020

monthly

Jan 2016 - May 2020

Malta (%)

4.40

Jun 2020

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Jun 2020

Mauritius (%)

7.10

Mar 2020

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Mar 2020

Mexico (%)

3.26

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Mar 2020

Moldova (%)

4.22

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2020

Mongolia (%)

7.30

Sep 2020

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Sep 2020

Montenegro (%)

15.20

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2020

Morocco (%)

12.70

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Sep 2020

Mozambique (%)

3.24

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Myanmar (%)

1.71

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Nepal (%)

1.47

2020

yearly

1991 - 2020

Netherlands (%)

3.80

Mar 2020

monthly

Jan 2003 - Mar 2020

New Zealand (%)

5.30

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Sep 2020

Nigeria (%)

27.11

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Jun 2020

Norway (%)

5.20

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1989 - Sep 2020

Oman (%)

2.80

Oct 2020

monthly

Mar 2018 - Oct 2020

Pakistan (%)

5.79

2018

yearly

1980 - 2018

Palestinian Territory (%)

28.50

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Sep 2020

Panama (%)

7.10

2019

yearly

2003 - 2019

Paraguay (%)

8.16

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2017 - Sep 2020

Peru (%)

16.43

Oct 2020

monthly

Mar 2001 - Oct 2020

Philippines (%)

10.00

Jul 2020

quarterly

Jul 1982 - Jul 2020

Poland (%)

6.10

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1990 - Oct 2020

Portugal (%)

7.50

Oct 2020

monthly

Feb 1998 - Oct 2020

Qatar (%)

0.10

2018

yearly

1997 - 2018

Romania (%)

5.30

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1997 - Oct 2020

Russia (%)

6.35

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1994 - Sep 2020

Saudi Arabia (%)

8.98

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Jun 2020

Serbia (%)

9.00

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Sep 2020

Singapore (%)

3.60

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Sep 2020

Slovakia (%)

7.35

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Oct 2020

Slovenia (%)

5.20

Jun 2020

quarterly

Jun 1997 - Jun 2020

South Africa (%)

30.80

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Sep 2020

Spain (%)

16.26

Sep 2020

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Sep 2020

Sri Lanka (%)

5.40

Jun 2020

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Jun 2020

Sudan (%)

20.30

2010

yearly

1993 - 2010

Sweden (%)

8.91

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1983 - Oct 2020

Switzerland (%)

5.31

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 1991 - Sep 2020

Syria (%)

14.90

2011

yearly

2000 - 2011

Taiwan (%)

3.77

Oct 2020

monthly

Apr 1993 - Oct 2020

Tajikistan (%)

2.30

Apr 2018

monthly

Jan 2000 - Apr 2018

Thailand (%)

2.10

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 2001 - Oct 2020

Tunisia (%)

16.20

Sep 2020

quarterly

Jun 2011 - Sep 2020

Turkey (%)

13.20

Aug 2020

monthly

Jan 2005 - Aug 2020

Ukraine (%)

9.80

Jun 2020

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2020

United Arab Emirates (%)

2.23

2019

yearly

1995 - 2019

United Kingdom (%)

4.76

Aug 2020

monthly

Feb 1971 - Aug 2020

United States (%)

6.90

Oct 2020

monthly

Jan 1948 - Oct 2020

Uruguay (%)

11.00

Sep 2020

monthly

Jan 2006 - Sep 2020

Uzbekistan (%)

8.98

2019

yearly

2000 - 2019

Venezuela (%)

6.35

Dec 2018

monthly

Jan 1999 - Dec 2018

Vietnam (%)

2.50

Sep 2020

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Sep 2020

Yemen (%)

13.50

2014

yearly

1994 - 2014

Zambia (%)

11.41

2020

yearly

1991 - 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 Revenue (KWD mn)

13,633.900

2016

yearly

1987 - 2016

Government Revenue: Tax (KWD mn)

486.000

2016

yearly

1987 - 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 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: Capital Account: Debit (KWD mn)

5.000

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: 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: Portfolio Investment: Assets (KWD mn)

-1,260.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (KWD mn)

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

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

-36.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

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

0.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

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

448.000

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: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (KWD mn)

40.000

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: Other Investments (OT) (KWD mn)

-1,407.000

Sep 2018

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KWD mn)

493.000

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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