Arab Country Profiles

Kuwait

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  • Country name : State of Kuwait
  • Capital : Kuwait City
  • Area : 17,818 km²
  • Population : 4,185,790 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 2.07% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 78.2 years (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 25.02% - 15-64 years : 72.44% - 65 years and over : 2.54%
  • Urbanisation : 98.36% (2016)
  • Labour force : 2.695 million (2017)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $302.5 billion (2017)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 2.9% (2018)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 0.4% - industry : 58.7% - services : 40.09%
  • GDP – per capita : $69,700 (2017)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, gas, fish, shrimp
  • Industries : petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, food processing, construction materials
  • Industrial production growth rate : -1.5% (2017)
  • Land use : arable land : 0.6% - permanent crops : 0.3% - other : 99,1%
  • Agricultural products : fish
  • Exports in general : $54.09 billion (2017)
  • Exports to Belgium : $37.8 million (2017)
  • Exports – commodities : oil and refined products, fertilisers
  • Exports – partners : South Korea (16.8%),China (14.4),Japan (9.6), India (9.2), US (7.5) (2017)
  • Imports in general : $29.36 billion (2017)
  • Imports from Belgium : $271.7 million (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing
  • Imports – partners : US (9.5%), China (13), Saudi Arabia (7.6), Japan (6.4), Germany (5) (2017)
  • Current account balance : -$0.7 billion (2017)
  • Budget : revenues : $52.87 billion - expenditures : $61.39 billion (2017)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $33.13 billion (31 December 2017)

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