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Exports
: $33.4B, Rnk 1 / 178

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Top Product
: $24.7B, Crude Petroleum

2020
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Exports
: $31.8B, Rnk 24 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $3.38B, Broadcasting Equipment

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

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

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GDP
: $700B, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 32.5%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 142%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC 
: $20,110, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 4.4%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $10,435, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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Saudi Arabia-China In 2020, Saudi Arabia exported $33.4B to China. The main products that Saudi Arabia exported to China are 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.

China-Saudi Arabia In 2020, China exported $31.8B to Saudi Arabia. The main products that China exported 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, China did not export any services to Saudi Arabia.

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

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

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.

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.

Saudi Arabia Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
: China, $33.4B

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

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

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

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

Comparative Advantage Saudi Arabia - China

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Flow

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

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).

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).

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 Saudi Arabia has comparative advantage over China. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Saudi Arabia.