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Kuwait

Kuwait : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$21.96 billion (2011 est.)
$20.07 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$104.3 billion (2011 est.)
$67.62 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4.7% (2011 est.)
4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

2.2% (2004 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$42,200 (2011 est.)
$40,100 (2010 est.)
$39,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.2% (2010 est.)
-4.6% (2009 est.)
8.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

1.1 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

4.4 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.883%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2012 est.)

Population

2,646,314 (July 2012 est.)
note: includes 1,291,354 non-nationals

Historical background

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.

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Kuwait

Economic overview

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.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Kuwait August 2015 Updater

Country Risk Service Kuwait August 2015 Updater

  • $ 520
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

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  • Countries : Kuwait

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Kuwait

D&B Country Insight Report: Kuwait

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • June 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : Kuwait, World

ISA

Kuwait - ISA Country Report

Kuwait - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by ISA

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 ...

  • Countries : Kuwait

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