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2021
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Exports
: $48.7B, Rnk 1 / 183

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Top Product
: $38.3B, Crude Petroleum

2021
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Exports
: $29B, Rnk 27 / 209

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Top Product
: $2.07B, Broadcasting Equipment

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.9, Rnk 31 / 131

2021
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.07, Rnk 25 / 131

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GDP
: $834B, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP GROWTH
: 24.2%, CURRENT US$
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2021
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 GDP
: $17.7T, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP GROWTH
: 135%, CURRENT US$
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2021
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GDP PC 
: $23,586, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -0.67%, CURRENT US$
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2021
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GDP PC
: $12,556, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 124%, CURRENT US$
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Saudi Arabia-China In 2021, Saudi Arabia exported $48.7B to China. The main products that Saudi Arabia exported to China are 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.

China-Saudi Arabia In 2021, China exported $29B to Saudi Arabia. The main products that China exported 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, China did not export any services to Saudi Arabia.

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

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

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.

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.

Saudi Arabia Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Saudi Arabia
Top Destination
: China, $48.7B

China
Top Destination
: United States, $530B

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

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

Comparative Advantage Saudi Arabia - China

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

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).

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

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.