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ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of Saudi Arabia
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PRODUCT COMPLEXITY IN Metals
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Exports In 2021, Saudi Arabia exported $6.78B in Metals, making it the 45th largest exporter of Metals in the world. At the same year, Metals was the 4th most exported product in Saudi Arabia. The main destination of Metals exports from Saudi Arabia are: United Arab Emirates ($907M), India ($606M), United States ($579M), Japan ($504M), and South Korea ($348M).

The fastest growing export markets for Metals of Saudi Arabia between 2020 and 2021 were United Arab Emirates ($291M), India ($226M), and Japan ($213M).

Imports In 2021, Saudi Arabia imported $14.9B in Metals, becoming the 30th largest importer of Metals in the world. At the same year, Metals was the 4th most imported product in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia imports Metals primarily from: China ($3.54B), United Arab Emirates ($2.34B), Bahrain ($1.4B), Oman ($1.05B), and India ($619M).

The fastest growing import markets in Metals for Saudi Arabia between 2020 and 2021 were Bahrain ($727M), China ($255M), and Sweden ($185M).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Trade Balance

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EXPORTS (2021)$6.78B
IMPORTS (2021)$14.9B
NET TRADE (2021)-$8.12B

In 2021, Saudi Arabia exported $6.78B in Metals. The main destinations of Saudi Arabia exports on Metals were United Arab Emirates ($907M), India ($606M), United States ($579M), Japan ($504M), and South Korea ($348M).

In 2021, Saudi Arabia imported $14.9B in Metals, mainly from China ($3.54B), United Arab Emirates ($2.34B), Bahrain ($1.4B), Oman ($1.05B), and India ($619M).

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Export Destinations (2021)

Import Origins (2021)

Market Growth

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THE FASTEST GROWING Metals EXPORT MARKETS FOR Saudi Arabia WERE (2020 - 2021):
India$226M (59.3%)
Japan$213M (73.5%)
THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Metals BY Saudi Arabia WERE (2020 - 2021):
Malaysia-$87.1M (-50%)
Oman-$82.4M (-36.9%)
Bahrain-$63.8M (-26.4%)

Change in Exports by Market (2020 - 2021)

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In 2021, Saudi Arabia's main exporting competitors in Metals were:
In 2021, Saudi Arabia's main importing competitors in Metals were:

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Trade Value of Metals by Exporters

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