Imports in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Imports (%) | Economic News & Forecasts

Saudi Arabia - Imports (percent change)

The contraction likely eased slightly in Q3 after Q2’s record GDP contraction due to flagging oil production and domestic lockdown measures. The year-on-year fall in oil production eased in Q3 as output rose in September for the first time since April. In addition, the non-oil private sector PMI averaged higher in Q3 and pointed to a stabilization in output, supported by easing lockdown restrictions, despite July’s VAT hike. Turning to Q4, however, a global surge in Covid-19 cases weighed on oil prices in October. Meanwhile, the government unveiled projections for next year’s budget in late September. The preliminary estimates show an approximate 7.3% spending cut and a 9.8% increase in revenues. The country plans to shift spending towards the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic to support the recovery, while prioritizing fiscal discipline.

Saudi Arabia - Imports (%) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Imports (annual variation in %)0.5  -19.8  -3.5  1.8  5.3  

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Value Change Date
Bond Yield2.490.0 %Jun 23
Exchange Rate3.750.0 %Dec 31
Stock Market0.21.00 %Jan 07

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