Imports$21.96 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$104.3 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.7% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate2.2% (2004 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$42,200 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.2% (2010 est.)
Internet users1.1 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular4.4 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.883%
Population2,646,314 (July 2012 est.)
Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961.
Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990.
Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days....
Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with self-reported crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - about 9% of world reserves.
Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 95% of government income.
Kuwaiti officials have committed to increasing oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Policy towards private enterprise and competition 2014-15: Updated legislative and regulatory frameworks allow the government to make some progress on involving public-private partnerships in the awarding ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Kuwait, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
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