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Index / Economy /
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Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

Per capita $20,200
Net $578 billion
Annual growth 4.4%
By sector Agriculture 3%
Industry 62%
Services 35%
Annual inflation rate 9.9%
Increase of almost 6% compared to 2007.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 14%
Net US$82 billion
Balance +190%
Exports US$313 billion
Main products Petroleum and petroleum products 90%
Main partners US 17%; Japan 15%; South Korea 10%; China 9%; India 7%, Singapore 4%
Imports US$108 billion
Main products Machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, textiles
Main partners US 12%; China 11%; Japan 8%; Germany 7%; South Korea 5%; Italy 5%; India 4%; UK 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 12%
Work force Agriculture 7%
Industry 21%
Services 72%
Population below poverty line No data.
Saudi Arabia is a country of inequality, and it is reported that a substantial part of the population are poor.

By Tore Kjeilen