Imports$117.4 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$359.9 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate10.9% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$24,500 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.8% (2010 est.)
Internet users9.774 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular51.564 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.523% (2012 est.)
Population26,534,504 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina.
The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula....
Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government controls over major economic activities.
It possesses about 20% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporter of petroleum, and plays a leading role in OPEC.
The petroleum sector accounts for roughly 80% of budget revenues, 45% of GDP, and 90% of export earnings....
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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
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Introduction The Saudi Arabian economy saw annual average growth of 4.0% during 2002-08 but decelerated in 2009. The economy remains heavily dependent on oil, meaning that GDP growth can be greatly affected ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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