Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Saudi Arabia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Saudi Arabia World Exports Value (US$) 232 855 982 640.00 312 999 364 049.00 191 810 272 744.00 250 577 015 621.00 364 139 418 640.00 387 373 982 617.00 375 360 918 001.00 341 947 182 544.00 201 491 759 864.00 183 607 775 833.00 294 535 553 148.00
Imports Value (US$) 87 816 600 598.00 112 273 148 075.00 92 457 155 434.00 103 621 530 060.00 127 962 726 620.00 151 260 012 541.00 163 013 498 700.00 168 239 638 203.00 163 820 952 509.00 140 169 674 678.00 135 211 178 073.00

The value of total exports from Saudi Arabia totalled $ 294 billion in 2018. (merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia amounted to $ in 2017)

Saudi Arabia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Saudi Arabia in 2018:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 78% (231 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.3% (9.72 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.76% (8.13 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.36% (4.02 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 1.21% (3.56 billion US$)
  • Belgium - 2.48 billion US$
  • Turkey - 2.27 billion US$
  • Kuwait - 2.08 billion US$
  • Egypt - 2.02 billion US$
  • Bahrain - 1.83 billion US$

Exports structure from Saudi Arabia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 78% (231 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.09% (20 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.85% (14.3 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 0.895% (2.63 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 0.777% (2.29 billion US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.766% (2.25 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.659% (1.94 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.462% (1.36 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.439% (1.29 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.427% (1.25 billion US$): 31 - Fertilizers

What did Saudi Arabia export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Saudi Arabia in 2018:

  • 3.86% ($11.3 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 2.12% ($6.26 billion): 3902 - Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
  • 1.7% ($5.02 billion): 2909 - Ethers, ether?alcohols, ether?phenols, ether?alcohol? phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 1% ($2.94 billion): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 0.858% ($2.52 billion): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.
  • 0.637% ($1.87 billion): 2814 - Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution.
  • 0.423% ($1.24 billion): 3907 - Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
  • 0.418% ($1.23 billion): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
  • 0.374% ($1.1 billion): 8904 - Tugs and pusher craft.

The value of total imports to Saudi Arabia totalled $ 135 billion in 2018. (value of merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia was equal to $ in 2017)

Saudi Arabia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Saudi Arabia in 2018:

  • China with a share of 16.4% (22 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 13.3% (18 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.93% (12 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.39% (7.29 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 4.2% (5.68 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.04% (5.47 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 3.39% (4.58 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.18% (4.3 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.13% (4.23 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.31% (3.12 billion US$)

Imports structure to Saudi Arabia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 11.5% (15.5 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10% (13.5 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.78% (11.8 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.3% (8.52 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4.09% (5.53 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.2% (4.33 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 3% (4.06 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.93% (3.97 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.91% (3.94 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.63% (3.56 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Saudi Arabia import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Saudi Arabia in 2018:

  • 6.58% ($8.89 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.76% ($5.08 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 3.13% ($4.23 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.7% ($3.66 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.32% ($3.13 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.79% ($2.43 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.75% ($2.36 billion): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 1.25% ($1.69 billion): 8481 - Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
  • 1.25% ($1.69 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.

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Saudi Arabia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018