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2020
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Exports
: $31.8B, Rnk 24 / 209

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Top Product
: $3.38B, Broadcasting Equipment

2020
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Exports
: $33.4B, Rnk 1 / 178

2020
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Top Product
: $24.7B, Crude Petroleum

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.96, Rnk 28 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.86, Rnk 32 / 127

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GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 141%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $703B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 20 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 33.2%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 93 / 204

2020
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GDP PC 
: $10,409, CURRENT US$
Rnk 77 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $20,204, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 4.89%, CURRENT US$
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China-Saudi Arabia In 2020, China exported $31.8B to Saudi Arabia. The main products that China exported to Saudi Arabia are Broadcasting Equipment ($3.38B), Telephones ($1.49B), and Light Fixtures ($1.19B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 15.3%, from $905M in 1995 to $31.8B in 2020.

In 2020, China did not export any services to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia-China In 2020, Saudi Arabia exported $33.4B to China. The main products that Saudi Arabia exported to China were Crude Petroleum ($24.7B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.17B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.32B). During the last 25 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 19.4%, from $393M in 1995 to $33.4B in 2020.

In 2020, Saudi Arabia did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2020,  China ranked 28 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 1 in total exports ($2.65T). That same year, Saudi Arabia ranked 32 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.86), and 30 in total exports ($167B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, China exported $31.8B to Saudi Arabia. The main products exported from China to Saudi Arabia were Broadcasting Equipment ($3.38B), Telephones ($1.49B), and Light Fixtures ($1.19B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Saudi Arabia have increased at an annualized rate of 15.3%, from $905M in 1995 to $31.8B in 2020.

In 2020, Saudi Arabia exported $33.4B to China. The main products exported from Saudi Arabia to China were Crude Petroleum ($24.7B), Ethylene Polymers ($2.17B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($1.32B). During the last 25 years the exports of Saudi Arabia to China have increased at an annualized rate of 19.4%, from $393M in 1995 to $33.4B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
: China, $33.4B

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 2019, countries that imported more from China than Saudi Arabia were United States ($438B), Hong Kong ($262B), and Japan ($151B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Saudi Arabia than China were Bahrain ($1.85B).

Comparative Advantage China - Saudi Arabia

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Flow

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

During 2020, China had a large net trade with Saudi Arabia in the exports of Machines ($11.1B), Miscellaneous ($4.2B), and Textiles ($3.6B).

During 2020, Saudi Arabia had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($25.6B), Chemical Products ($3.49B), and Plastics and Rubbers ($3.48B).

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 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.