Arab Country Profiles

Kuwait

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  • Country name : State of Kuwait
  • Capital : Kuwait City
  • Area : 17,818 km²
  • Population : 2,742,711 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 1.7% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 77.64 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 25.4% - 15-64 years : 72.4% - 65 years and over : 2.2%
  • Urbanisation : 98.3% (2014)
  • Labour force : 2.397 million (2014)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $179.3 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 1.4% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 0.3% - industry : 49.5% - services : 50.2%
  • GDP – per capita : $71,000 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, gas, fish, shrimp
  • Industries : petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, food processing, construction materials
  • Industrial production growth rate : 0.5% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 0.6% - permanent crops : 0.3% - other : 99,1%
  • Agricultural products : fish
  • Exports in general : $109.9 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $116 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : oil and refined products, fertilisers
  • Exports – partners : South Korea (16%), India (15.7), Japan (13.4), US (11.7), China (9.2) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $26.06 billion (201)
  • Imports from Belgium : $156 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing
  • Imports – partners : US (11.8%), China (9.2), Saudi Arabia (8.3), Japan (8.2), South Korea (7) (2014)
  • Current account balance : $66.05 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $125 billion - expenditures : $79.45 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $38.5 billion (31 December 2014)

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