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عربي Location
  • Area:

    2,150,00 square kilometres

  • Population:

    31,742,308 (2017)

  • Financial Sector

    GDP - US dollars 1.900 trillion
    GDP Per capita - $55,400 (2015 est.)
    Growth – 1.0% (2016)
    Growth – 1.6% (2017)

  • Money and Banking

    The number of banks and financial institutions is 26

  • Foreign Trade

    The estimated value of exports is $205.3 billion (2016 est.) while the estimated value of imports is $157.7 billion (2016 est.)

  • Oil and Gas

    Petroleum and petroleum products 90%

  • Labour Force

    The registered number of workers in public and private sector is 7.63 million (2009 est.). The unemployment rate was 11.4%, according to 2014 statistics

  • Electricity

    Saudi Arabia is the fastest growing electricity consumer in the Middle East, particularly of transportation fuels. In 2005, Saudi Arabia was the world's 15th largest consumer of primary energy, of which over 60 percent was petroleum-based. The remainder was made up of natural gas.

  • Transportation

    The transportation sector in KSA plays, with all its segments and styles, an important and dominant role in supporting the national economy in forming the infrastructure necessary for the sustainable development in all areas. The huge investments during the past four decades have led to developing the infrastructure of the transportation sector, and to providing with a modern network of the air, land and sea transportation systems which are characterised efficiency and effectiveness and link the KSA's expansion, and of variant characteristics and properties regions. The state has paid the transportation sector a great care planning-wise, operation-wise and maintenance-wise. That has been by constructing seaports, a railway, and arranging the land transportation means such as good and passenger transportation firms, public transport and car rent.

  • Tourism

    The number of visitors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reached 14.3 million visitors in 2012.

  • Education

    Education has been remaining a principal goal, which the leaders of KSA have sought to achieve since the time of the King Abdul-Aziz, the founder, till now. Those leaders have apprehended that getting the children of KSA educated is the real wealth and the main pillar for building a Muslim active modern state. Education has gradually developed by the economic and human capabilities of KSA. More than 5 million male and female students are presently receiving the pre-college education. High education has progressed in quick steps in most of the disciplines, and the number of governmental universities has reached 25 high-capacity universities being geographically distributed among the regions of KSA. All these universities are associated with the Ministry of Education and enjoy a high degree of independency on both sides: the academic and administrative.

  • Health Services

    The health care program applied in KSA is considered a role model, which the developing countries would follow in presenting the basic health services at a high efficiency. The most important health indices being in children death rate reduced and average lifetime increased. These two indices are the most prominent ones to the high level of human development. KSA has plenty of the governmental and private hospitals, which equip with the most advanced medical appliances. Physicians of distinct experiences are working in such hospitals, which adopt therapeutic programs suitable for all social categories, and levels that ensure minimum quality even for the unable persons. Also, the health care centres are spread out all over the KSA's quarters to provide first health care.

Last Modified Date: 31/12/2017 - 3:48 PM Saudi Arabia Time

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