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Kuwait
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
a. Rulers
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Media
8. Demographics
9. Religions
a. Freedom
10. Peoples
11. Languages
12. Human rights
13. History
14. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


GDP Gross Domestic Product
Per capita $57,500
Net $149.5 billion
Annual growth 8.5% (2008)
Rate has fluctuated between 4 and 6% pervious years.
By sector Agriculture 0.3%
Industry 52%
Services 48%
Annual inflation rate 11% (2008)
It was 5.5% in 2007.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 25%
Net $36.89 billion
Trade
Balance +278%
Exports $87 billion
Main products Oil and refined products, fertilizers
Main partners Japan 18%; South Korea 15%; India 12%; USA 9%; Singapore 8%; China 6%
Imports $23 billion
Main products Food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing
Main partners US 12%; Japan 9%; Germany 8%; China 8%; Saudi Arabia 7%; Italy 5%; UK 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 2.2% (2008)
Work force Agriculture: No data
Industry: No data
Services: No data
Population below poverty line No data.
Being a society of great inequality, Kuwait may well have a poor population.





By Tore Kjeilen