Saudi Arabia recorded a trade surplus of 180059 Million SAR in the fourth quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Saudi Arabia averaged 126107.43 Million SAR from 1968 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 454159 Million SAR in the fourth quarter of 2005 and a record low of 3898 Million SAR in the fourth quarter of 1986.

Balance of Trade in Saudi Arabia is expected to be 150000.00 Million SAR by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Saudi Arabia to stand at 95000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Saudi Arabia Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 129000.00 Million SAR in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-02 11:00 AM Balance of Trade SAR 120.3B SAR 110.3B SAR 91B
2018-09-27 02:40 PM Balance of Trade SAR 162.8B SAR 131.8B SAR 94B
2018-12-27 02:30 PM Balance of Trade SAR 184.7B SAR 162.8B SAR 114B
2019-03-28 01:00 PM Balance of Trade SAR 180.1B SAR 175.7B SAR 95B
2019-06-27 02:00 PM Balance of Trade SAR 180.1B SAR 129B
2019-09-29 02:00 PM Balance of Trade SAR 130.5B
2019-12-29 01:00 PM Balance of Trade SAR 124.5B


Saudi Arabia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 180059.00 175658.00 454159.00 3898.00 Million SAR [+]
Current Account 18521.00 26090.00 90060.70 -27509.30 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.20 1.50 28.50 -21.00 percent [+]
Imports 110449.00 113236.00 222985.00 2578.00 Million SAR [+]
Exports 290508.00 288894.00 677144.00 9118.00 Million SAR [+]
Capital Flows 15857.00 22309.00 102296.29 -49295.00 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 14848.00 13438.00 14848.00 3418.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 323.10 323.10 323.10 142.95 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9670.00 9807.00 11093.00 2340.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 829.00 776.00 11746.54 264.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 5.48 5.81 5.81 2.41 [+]
Remittances 28498.00 29872.00 38101.00 12479.00 SAR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 16119.00 18049.00 18260.00 6585.00 Thousand [+]

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Saudi Arabia Balance of Trade

Saudi Arabia has been recording trade surpluses since 1968 due to shipments of oil (87 percent of total exports). Main imports are: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical equipment; transport equipment and parts thereof and base metals. Main trading partners are: United States (14 percent of total exports and 12.6 percent of imports), China (12 percent of exports and 13 percent of imports) and Japan (13 percent of exports and 6 percent of imports). Others include: South Korea, United Arab Emirates, India and Germany. This page provides - Saudi Arabia Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Saudi Arabia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
180059.00 175658.00 454159.00 3898.00 1968 - 2018 Million SAR Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1131.00 Apr/19
Australia 4871.00 Apr/19
Brazil 6422.00 May/19
Canada -966.20 Apr/19
China 416.58 May/19
Euro Area 15671.60 Apr/19
France -4981.00 Apr/19
Germany 17900.00 Apr/19
India -15360.00 May/19
Indonesia -2501.90 Apr/19
Italy 2884.57 Apr/19
Japan -967.11 May/19
Mexico 1370.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 4154.00 Apr/19
Russia 13705.00 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 3962.64 May/19
South Africa -3427.45 Apr/19
South Korea 2271.00 May/19
Spain -2352600.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 1654.00 May/19
Turkey -2982.01 Apr/19
United Kingdom -2740.00 Apr/19
United States -50791.00 Apr/19


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