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Saudi Reports and Statistics

This section of “Saudi” portal provides the most important indexes and recent statistical reports on Saudi Arabia issued by The General Authority for Statistics in collaboration with other government agencies. The following is a review of the most well-known among these local reports and indicators:

First: The most important statistical indexes

The total population in 2018 33,413,660
Saudi population 2018 20,768,627
Population density (persons / in 2018 17.1
Revised economic participation rate Q3 2018 42.0
Total Saudi job Seekers in Q3 2018 932,504
Growth in Merchandise Imports, November 2018 -8.5%
Growth in Non-oil Merchandise Exports, November 2018 8.4%
Ratio of Non-oil Exports to Imports, November 2018 55.2%
Gross Savings to GDP Q3 2018 37.64%
Gross Domestic Product Per Capita (SAR) Q3 2017 21,962
Surplus or Deficit in the Current Account of the Balance of Payments to GDP Q3 2018 9.82%
General index for wholesale prices for December 2018 116.9
Consumer Price Index, December 2018 106.2
Real estate index during the Fourth quarter of 2018 80.4
Number of pilgrims coming from outside and inside the Kingdom (1439)H 2,371,675
Percentage of households connected to the public electricity network in 2018 99.85%
Total Number of Industrial Establishments in Saudi Arabia, 2017 112,785
Percentage of sports practitioners, out of the total population in the Kingdom in 2017 14.89%


Second: The most recent statistical reports

Third: New indexes

In the support of the national development, GaStat has launched more than 45 statistical products as a first stage for new products. These statistics included economic, social, demographic, Umrah, labour market, energy, knowledge, environment, culture, sports, entertainment, and security and safety statistics.
These new statistical products come as one of the most important statistical production standards, which is, the importance of the product in meeting the local requirements. Such as, issuing statistical products in line with the indicators of the 2030 Saudi vision, indicators that help support a specific government entity's decision in the context of national development, or regional requirements, such as, developing the labour force survey according to a unified methodology for GCC countries and what has been done with the foreign investment indicators as a regional requirement for the council, or international requirements, such as, health, culture and environment statistics which came in the context of sustainable development approved by the united nations.
The second standard of the statistical production is the importance of enhancing or developing an existing statistical product that requires additions or modifications that meet the existing needs to reflect new outcomes that support policy and decision makers in various fields. And after applying these standards on the new statistical products, the next stage is designing and experimenting with collaboration with relevant entities through a joint team work and continuous workshops before the launch to make sure all statistical outcome requirements are met.
Then comes the launch phase and the continuous enhancement according to the evaluation processes, so that the statistical production journey is a continuous process to ensure the achievement of the most important objectives of GaStat in supporting development.


Fourth: Related Links

Fifthly: Financial reports and budget

Objectives of Saudi Arabia financial policy include strengthening of the general financial position, improve efficiency of government spending and ensure a balanced budget by 2020 in line with Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 and its programs including the National Transition Program 2020 of various government agencies. It will contribute to stimulating economic growth, the in-flow of foreign investment and leveraging the growth of the private sector.
The budget of the next fiscal year 1440/1441 (2019) is estimated at SR 1.106 trillion. The budget has taken into account the National Transition 2020 initiatives. This in addition to the projects that would be financed by the surplus funds of previous fiscal years and the need for stimulating the economic growth, particularly in the private sector. The estimated deficit is SR 136 billion at 4.6% of the GDP under fixed rates.



Last Modified Date: 03/02/2019 - 3:22 PM Saudi Arabia Time

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