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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 Forecast Kuwait November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast Kuwait November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW The emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabr al-Sabah, will remain the ultimate political authority, with important policy decisions determined within the ruling Al Sabah family. Following the Constitutional ...

  • Countries : Kuwait

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Kuwait

D&B Country Insight Report: Kuwait

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • December 2013
  • 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

ISA

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

  • $ 249
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...

  • Countries : Africa, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, World, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Bahrain, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Egypt, Algeria, Oman, Iraq

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Kuwait

By Country Industry Forecasts > Kuwait

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Kuwait: Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to ...

  • Countries : Kuwait

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2013
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

  • Countries : World, South America, Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, South Korea, Philippines, Guinea, Congo, Democratic Republic Of, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Argentina, United States, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominica, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, South Africa, Uruguay, Suriname, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, Haiti, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia (slovak Republic), Russian Federation, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, France, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Syrian Arab Republic, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Kuwait, Japan, Israel, India, China, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tunisia, Sudan, Nigeria, Morocco, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Kenya, Ivory Coast (cote D'ivoire), Gabon, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Angola, Algeria, Oceania, Peru, Cuba, Oman, Iraq, Iran

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