Overview: In 2018 Saudi Arabia was the number 18 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 21 in total exports, the number 32 in total imports, and the number 27 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Saudi Arabia exported $263B and imported $136B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $127B. In 2018, Saudi Arabia's exports per capita were $7.8k and its imports per capita were $4.03k.
Trade: The top exports of Saudi Arabia are Crude Petroleum ($165B), Refined Petroleum ($23.9B), Ethylene Polymers ($12.5B), Propylene Polymers ($6.33B), and Acyclic Alcohols ($5.14B). The top imports of Saudi Arabia are Cars ($8.87B), Broadcasting Equipment ($4.83B), Refined Petroleum ($3.72B), Gold ($3.33B), and Packaged Medicaments ($3.15B).
Destinations: Saudi Arabia exports mostly to China ($37.5B), Japan ($29.4B), India ($26.3B), South Korea ($23.5B), and United States ($22B), and imports mostly from China ($19.1B), United Arab Emirates ($17.2B), United States ($13.1B), Germany ($7.58B), and India ($5.84B).
Location: Saudi Arabia borders Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen by land and Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, and Sudan by sea.