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Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $19.1B, Rnk 27 / 206

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $1.5B, Broadcasting Equipment

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $37.5B, Rnk 1 / 180

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $26.3B, Crude Petroleum

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.89, Rnk 30 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.93, Rnk 27 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $13.6T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 196%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $787B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 51.3%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $9,771, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 182%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $23,339, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 16.2%, CURRENT US$
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China-Saudi Arabia: In 2018, China exported $19.1B to Saudi Arabia. The main products exported from China to Saudi Arabia were Broadcasting Equipment ($1.5B), Telephones ($749M), and Light Fixtures ($509M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 14.4%, from $860M in 1995 to $19.1B in 2018.

Saudi Arabia-China: In 2018, Saudi Arabia exported $37.5B to China. The main products exported from Saudi Arabia to China were Crude Petroleum ($26.3B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.06B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.77B). During the last 23 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 20.7%, from $497M in 1995 to $37.5B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, China ranked 30 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.89), and 1 in total exports ($2.59T). That same year, Saudi Arabia ranked 27 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.93), and 21 in total exports ($263B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, China was ranked 78 with a GDP Per Capita of $9,771, and Saudi Arabia was ranked 42 with a GDP Per Capita of $23,339.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, China exported $19.1B to Saudi Arabia. The main products exported from China to Saudi Arabia were Broadcasting Equipment ($1.5B), Telephones ($749M), and Light Fixtures ($509M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 14.4%, from $860M in 1995 to $19.1B in 2018.

In 2018, Saudi Arabia exported $37.5B to China. The main products exported from Saudi Arabia to China were Crude Petroleum ($26.3B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.06B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.77B). During the last 23 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 20.7%, from $497M in 1995 to $37.5B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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China
Top Destination
: United States, $499B

Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
: China, $37.5B

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 2018, countries that imported more from China than Saudi Arabia were United States ($499B), Hong Kong ($282B), and Japan ($155B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Saudi Arabia than China were Bahrain ($6.72B), Jordan ($3.73B), and Burundi ($124M).

Comparative Advantage China - Saudi Arabia

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

During 2018, China had a large net trade with Saudi Arabia in the exports of Machines ($6.07B), Textiles ($2.56B), and Metals ($2.52B).

During 2018, Saudi Arabia had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($28B), Chemical Products ($5.52B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($3.28B).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between China and Saudi Arabia (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from China that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Saudi Arabia were Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack < 2l (65%) and Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack > 2l (65%).

In 2017, the products from Saudi Arabia that paid the highest import tariffs to enter China were Tobacco refuse (1.37k%) and Homogenized or reconstituted tobacco (585%).

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*The tariffs present between China and Saudi Arabia are:
125: General duty rate
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between China and Saudi Arabia. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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