Imports fell 7.1% from a year earlier to SAR 60.4 billion, bolstered by increased purchases of machinery, appliances & electrical equipment (21.5%) and transportation equipment & parts (20%). As for the top sources of imports, China also held the largest portion (21%), along with the US (8.1%) and UAE (7.8%) source: General Authority for Statistics, Saudi Arabia

Imports in Saudi Arabia averaged 73588.74 SAR Million from 1968 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 222985.00 SAR Million in December of 2005 and a record low of 2578.00 SAR Million in December of 1968. This page provides - Saudi Arabia Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Saudi Arabia Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on March of 2024.

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Saudi Arabia Imports

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2023-12-26 06:00 AM
Oct SAR 73.9B SAR 62.9B SAR 60B
2024-02-21 06:00 AM
Dec SAR60.4B SAR 67.1B
2024-03-26 12:00 PM
Jan SAR60.4B

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 38150.90 27831.40 SAR Million Dec 2023
Current Account 4623.32 16515.00 USD Million Sep 2023
Imports 60354.50 67148.60 SAR Million Dec 2023
Exports 98505.30 94980.00 SAR Million Dec 2023
Capital Flows 1049.28 10877.11 USD Million Sep 2023
Oil Exports 72043.00 72392.00 SAR Million Dec 2023
Non Oil Exports 19145.00 17755.00 SAR Million Dec 2023
Remittances 34802.00 35041.00 SAR Million Sep 2023
Foreign Direct Investment 3028.96 3368.54 USD Million Sep 2023

Saudi Arabia Imports
Saudi Arabia main imports are: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical equipment (27 percent of total imports), transport equipment and parts thereof (16 percent), base metals (13 percent), chemicals and related products (9 percent) and vegetables (6 percent). Main import partners are: China (13 percent of total imports), United States (12.6 percent), Germany (7 percent) and Japan (6 percent). Others include: South Korea, United Arab Emirates, France and Italy.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60354.50 67148.60 222985.00 2578.00 1968 - 2023 SAR Million Monthly

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