The Saudi Arabian economy shrank by 3.8 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, after a 4.6 percent contraction in the previous quarter. It was the sixth consecutive contraction but the smallest in 3 quarters due to an easing of lockdown measures, a preliminary estimate showed. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the GDP grew 2.8 percent, after a 1.8 percent expansion in the third quarter. Considering 2020 full year, the economy shrank by 4.1 percent, reversing from a 0.3 percent growth in 2019 hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, lower crude prices and output cuts. source: Central Department Of Statistics & Information
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 3.49 percent from 1969 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 24.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 1973 and a record low of -20.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 1982. This page provides the latest reported value for - Saudi Arabia GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Saudi Arabia GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Saudi Arabia is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Saudi Arabia to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Saudi Arabia GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022 and 3.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.