Saudi Arabia Building Permits

1987 - 2020 | Yearly | Unit | CEIC Data

Key information about Saudi Arabia Building Permits

  • Saudi Arabia Building Permits data was reported at 145,661.000 Unit in Dec 2020.
  • This records an increase from the previous number of 103,485.000 Unit for Dec 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia Building Permits data is updated yearly, averaging 54,612.500 Unit from Dec 1987 to 2020, with 34 observations.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 145,661.000 Unit in 2020 and a record low of 15,678.000 Unit in 1987.
  • Saudi Arabia Building Permits data remains active status in CEIC and is reported by CEIC Data.
  • The data is categorized under World Trend Plus’s Global Economic Monitor – Table: Building Permits: Annual: Middle East and Africa.

The Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing provides annual Building Permits.

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Saudi Arabia Building Permits

What was Saudi Arabia's Building Permits in 2020?

Saudi Arabia Building Permits data was reported at 145,661.000 Unit in Dec 2020. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
145,661.000 2020 103,485.000 2019 15,678.000 1987 145,661.000 2020 Unit yearly 1987 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Unit) 397.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Algeria (Unit) 12,776.000 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2019
Australia (Unit) 22,689.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jul 2001 - Jun 2022
Austria (Unit) 6,401.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Belgium (Unit) 2,689.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2022
Bolivia (Unit) 377.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Unit) 370.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Jun 2022
Brazil (Unit) 43.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Bulgaria (Unit) 2,939.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Canada (Unit) 38,948.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2018 - Apr 2022
Chile (Unit) 9,129.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Colombia (Unit) 22,003.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2022
Croatia (Unit) 769.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2022
Cyprus (Unit) 560.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Czech Republic (Unit) 8,035.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2022
Denmark (Unit) 2,474.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Ecuador (Unit) 24,764.000 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Estonia (Unit) 2,060.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Finland (Unit) 3,831.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Georgia (Unit) 10,095.000 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Germany (Unit) 19,972.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Greece (Unit) 1,977.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2022
Hungary (Unit) 1,707.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
Iran (Unit) 24,844.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1978 - Dec 2021
Ireland (Unit) 7,742.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Italy (Unit) 15,440.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Jordan (Unit) 1,641.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
South Korea (Unit) 17,767.000 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1979 - Jun 2022
Latvia (Unit) 1,062.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Lithuania (Unit) 2,168.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (Unit) 243.000 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
North Macedonia (Unit) 337.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Malta (Unit) 750.000 Dec 2016 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2016
Mauritius (Unit) 6,237.000 2020 yearly 1979 - 2020
Montenegro (Unit) 64.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Morocco (Unit) 3,956.000 Dec 2013 monthly Apr 1997 - Dec 2013
Netherlands (Unit) 2,117.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
New Zealand (Unit) 7,492.000 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1990 - Jun 2022
Oman (Unit) 46,240.000 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Unit) 3,271.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Panama (Unit) 1,244.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Philippines (Unit) 12,522.000 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2021
Poland (Unit) 34,810.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 2001 - Jun 2022
Portugal (Unit) 6,822.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1971 - Mar 2022
Qatar (Unit) 3,892.000 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Romania (Unit) 4,594.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Saudi Arabia (Unit) 145,661.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Serbia (Unit) 2,349.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2022
Slovakia (Unit) 3,063.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Slovenia (Unit) 481.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Jun 2022
South Africa (Unit) 5,930.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Spain (Unit) 2,358.000 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2020
Sweden (Unit) 3,304,763.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Switzerland (Unit) 11,920.000 2016 yearly 2012 - 2016
Taiwan (Unit) 3,504.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2022
Thailand (Unit) 21,198.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Apr 2022
Turkey (Unit) 26,040.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
United States (Unit) 157,200.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1959 - Jun 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.2 2020 yearly 1969 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -19,585.887 2021 yearly 1969 - 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 250,136.1 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 28.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2016 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SAR bn) 1,124.258 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SAR bn) 938.404 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (SAR bn) 1,314.578 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Public Debt (SAR mn) 108,753.650 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
SA: Revenue: Social Contributions (SAR mn) 0.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.504 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 123,329.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 38,436.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 2015 - May 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 83.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 2,343,640.589 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 422,172.654 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 22,825.651 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 14,363.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 4,430,215.102 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,345,722.004 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,548.746 May 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,374.765 May 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 5,117.800 May 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 2,709.247 May 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Crude Petroleum (SAR mn) 513,181.000 2017 yearly 1953 - 2017
Exports: Value: Petroleum Products (SAR mn) 125,222.000 2017 yearly 1970 - 2017
Exports: Value: Non Oil (SAR mn) 19,555.77 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Oil (SAR mn) 68,943.34 Apr 2018 monthly May 2016 - Apr 2018
Exports: ow USA (SAR mn) 9,557.797 May 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - May 2022
Exports: ow China (SAR mn) 19,191.750 May 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - May 2022
Exports: India (SAR mn) 14,534.254 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Apr 2022
Exports: South Korea (SAR mn) 12,286.379 May 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Asia: India (SAR mn) 99,965.866 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 53,516.853 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 87,342.183 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 190,911.169 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 102,598.276 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Harmonized System (HS): Value (SAR mn) 573,185.147 2021 yearly 1952 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Foodstuffs (SAR mn) 87,529.443 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Transport Equipment (SAR mn) 86,200.976 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Pearls, Precious & Semi Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Ar... (SAR mn) 20,438.683 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: MC: Mineral Products (SAR mn) 29,301.234 2021 yearly 1983 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Hides and Skins, Wood, Cardboard and Articles (HW) (SAR mn) 14,433.571 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 60,548.791 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 12,898.789 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: European Union: Germany (SAR mn) 28,092.772 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 113,380.856 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 22,732.339 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 1,532.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 37,410.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 14.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,965.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,540.155 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 50.530 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 612,949.722 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) -11,922.887 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -2,705.926 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 5,276.948 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) 2,378.909 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 16,553.746 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Reserve Assets (USD mn) -4,010.503 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 2,898.039 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -12,021.169 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment (USD mn) 40,245.477 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 7,540.155 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) 34,228.979 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) -432.980 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 58,975.978 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 29,378.216 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -10,867.261 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 97,566.310 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 4,532.577 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 5,967.139 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,573.015 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 38,590.332 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 1,532.233 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
IIP: Liabilities (SAR mn) 2,399,721.731 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
IIP: Assets (SAR mn) 4,649,067.400 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (SAR mn) 2,233,808.591 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 13.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 425,994.934 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 570,792.829 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
M2 Growth (%) 7.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 7.0 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 1980 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 441,902.8 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 47.588 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 33.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 432.945 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1957 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 595,351.831 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jun 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 279,406.0 Feb 2018 monthly Oct 1983 - Feb 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 21.6 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2017
Credit to Households (USD bn) 133.110 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 691.458 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 124,345.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 597,844.764 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 14.81 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 59.52 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Base Money (SAR mn) 362,771.821 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Money & Quasi Money (SAR mn) 2,438,990.514 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2 (SAR mn) 2,140,473.109 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (SAR mn) 1,597,481.001 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Official Reserve Assets (SAR mn) 1,750,107.194 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (SAR mn) 1,623.503 Feb 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2019
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency and Deposits Abroad (SAR mn) 546,616.031 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Banks Deposits (SAR mn) 2,178,389.627 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Banks Deposits: Demand: Business and Individuals (SAR mn) 1,217,562.728 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Bank Loans: Consumer (SAR mn) 445,754.545 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2022

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