Current Account in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia - Current Account

The economy benefited from increased crude oil production and higher prices for the black gold in the third quarter, prompting GDP to expand at the fastest pace in two-and-a-half years. Although growth in non-oil private activity accelerated slightly, it remained low compared to historical figures. Subdued dynamics in the private sector, a rising unemployment rate and low levels of foreign investment are casting doubts over the much-trumpeted Saudi Vision 2030. In order to shore up economic growth, on 18 December, the government announced an expansionary budget for 2019, which focuses on boosting capital expenditure. Analysts, however, warn that the projected revenues could be on the optimistic side. While the implied price is about USD 70 per barrel, oil prices have fallen in recent weeks and hit an over one-year low of USD 50.1 per barrel on 26 December.

Saudi Arabia - Current Account Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Current Account (% of GDP)18.1  9.8  -8.7  -3.7  2.2  

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Saudi Arabia Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Central Department of Statistics and Information.

Saudi Arabia Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield2.490.0 %Jun 23
Exchange Rate3.750.0 %Jan 16
Stock Market0.21.00 %Jan 16

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