Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Stock Market (points) 5812.65 6424 6322 6322 6322 6221
Currency 0.30 0.3 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.36
Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 2.00 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.8 2.8
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.06 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.3
Inflation Rate (%) 0.80 1.8 1.6 2 2 3.5
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 2.75 2.75 2.5 2.75
Balance of Trade (KWD Million) 2789.60 2558 2539 2512 2512 2411
Current Account to GDP (%) 12.70 10.8 10.8 10.8 9 9
Government Debt to GDP (%) 14.80 25 25 25 27 27
Government Budget (% of GDP) 11.40 9.6 9.6 9.6 7.5 7.5
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 15.00 15 15 15 15 15
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 2.00 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.8 2.8
GDP (USD Billion) 120.13 136 136 136 142 142
GDP Constant Prices (KWD Million) 10269.50 10158 10158 10158 10208 10442
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (KWD Million) 10541.90 10784 10784 10784 10837 11086
GDP per capita (USD) 33545.60 34777 34777 34777 35000 35000
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 65530.50 69651 69651 69651 70000 70000
GDP Growth Rate (%) 3.70 -1 0.7 2.7 2.7 2.5
Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.06 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.3
Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Inflation Rate (%) 0.80 1.8 1.6 2 2 3.5
Producer Prices (Index Points) 136.90 135 135 135 135 135
Consumer Price Index Cpi (Index Points) 113.30 115 115 116 116 120
CPI Transportation (Index Points) 120.90 122 122 123 124 128
Food Inflation (%) 1.03 0.8 1.2 2 2 3
Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 2.75 2.75 2.5 2.75
Interbank Rate (%) 1.56 1.56 1.31 1.31 1.06 1.31
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 1.60 1.6 1.35 1.35 1.1 1.35
Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Balance of Trade (KWD Million) 2789.60 2558 2539 2512 2512 2411
Current Account to GDP (%) 12.70 10.8 10.8 10.8 9 9
Crude Oil Production (BBL/D/1K) 2709.00 2700 2700 2650 2550 2450
Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Government Debt to GDP (%) 14.80 25 25 25 27 27
Government Budget (% of GDP) 11.40 9.6 9.6 9.6 7.5 7.5
Government Spending (KWD Million) 9114.90 9325 9325 9325 9370 9586
Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 15.00 15 15 15 15 15
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security Rate (%) 22.00 22 22 22 22 22
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 11.50 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 10.50 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5
Consumer Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2020
Consumer Spending (KWD Million) 15760.50 16123 16123 16123 16202 16574
Bank Lending Rate (%) 4.83 4.83 4.58 4.58 4.33 4.58
Gasoline Prices (USD/Liter) 0.28 0.27 0.26 0.26 0.25 0.25


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