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About

China-Saudi Arabia In 2021, China exported $29B to Saudi Arabia. The main products that China exported to Saudi Arabia are Broadcasting Equipment ($2.07B), Cars ($1.68B), and Light Fixtures ($1.1B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 14.3%, from $904M in 1995 to $29B in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia-China In 2021, Saudi Arabia exported $48.7B to China. The main products that Saudi Arabia exported to China were Crude Petroleum ($38.3B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.19B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.81B). During the last 26 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 20.4%, from $392M in 1995 to $48.7B in 2021.

In 2021, Saudi Arabia did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, Saudi Arabia ranked 31 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.9), and 26 in total exports ($256B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $29B to Saudi Arabia. The main products exported from China to Saudi Arabia were Broadcasting Equipment ($2.07B), Cars ($1.68B), and Light Fixtures ($1.1B). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 14.3%, from $904M in 1995 to $29B in 2021.

In 2021, Saudi Arabia exported $48.7B to China. The main products exported from Saudi Arabia to China were Crude Petroleum ($38.3B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.19B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.81B). During the last 26 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 20.4%, from $392M in 1995 to $48.7B in 2021.

Exports from China (Flag) to Saudi Arabia (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Saudi Arabia (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
China$48.7B

This map shows whether countries import more from China or Saudi Arabia. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Saudi Arabia or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2021, countries that imported more from China than Saudi Arabia were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Saudi Arabia than China were Bahrain ($2.28B), Brunei ($815M), and Gibraltar ($91.4M).

Difference in imports from Saudi Arabia (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage China - Saudi Arabia

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between China and Saudi Arabia by product, considering products traded by both, China and Saudi Arabia.

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Saudi Arabia in the exports of Machines ($8B), Miscellaneous ($4.21B), and Textiles ($3.67B).

During 2021, Saudi Arabia had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($40.2B), Chemical Products ($4.45B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($3.5B).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Saudi Arabia. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Saudi Arabia has comparative advantage over China.

Product Space of China (Flag) and Saudi Arabia (Flag) (2021)

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