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Saudi Arabia Economic Growth (GDP non-Oil, ann. var. %)

Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia

GDP growth slowed year on year and contracted quarter on quarter in Q1. The slowdown was driven by the oil sector. Crude output fell, largely due to lower OPEC+ quotas. The non-oil sector was more robust, with growth easing slightly year on year and rising slightly quarter on quarter. The non-oil sector likely benefitted from low inflation and government spending on diversification projects. Turning to Q2, the non-oil sector PMI rose in April to the second-highest print in nearly eight years, boosted by tourist arrivals and infrastructure projects. Less positively, crude output fell 0.43 million barrels per day (mbpd) month on month—around 4%—in May as the quota cut agreed to the month prior came into force. Crude output will fall further in July and onward after the government announced in early June that it would unilaterally cut output by 1 mbpd.

Saudi Arabia Economic Growth Chart

This chart displays Economic Growth (GDP non-Oil, ann. var. %) for Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 2022.

Saudi Arabia Economic Growth Data

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Economic Growth (GDP non-Oil, ann. var. %) 2.4 -0.9 3.5 -3.0 5.7

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