Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Saudi Arabia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESSaudi ArabiaWorldExportsValue (US$)191,810,272,744.00250,577,015,621.00364,139,418,640.00387,373,982,617.00375,360,918,001.00341,947,182,544.00201,491,759,864.00183,604,286,533.00221,835,062,773.00294,535,553,148.00251,800,016,999.00185,699,411,835.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-38.7130.6345.326.38-3.10-8.90-41.07-8.8720.8232.77-14.50-26.25
ImportsValue (US$)92,457,155,434.00103,621,530,060.00127,962,726,620.00151,260,012,541.00163,013,498,700.00168,239,638,203.00163,820,952,509.00140,169,249,878.00134,519,129,744.00135,211,178,073.00144,334,467,853.00131,313,235,632.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-17.6412.0723.4918.207.773.20-2.62-14.43-4.030.516.74-9.02

The value of merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia totalled $ 185 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Saudi Arabia decreased by 26% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 66 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia amounted to $251 billion in 2019)

Saudi Arabia's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Saudi Arabia in 2020:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 71% (131 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 4.8% (8.91 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.4% (8.18 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 1.66% (3.09 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.54% (2.87 billion US$)
  • Bahrain - 1.85 billion US$
  • USA - 1.84 billion US$
  • Turkey - 1.83 billion US$
  • Egypt - 1.78 billion US$
  • Kuwait - 1.57 billion US$

Exports structure from Saudi Arabia in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 71% (132 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.78% (16.3 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.22% (9.7 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.91% (3.55 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 1.24% (2.31 billion US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 1.21% (2.26 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 1.13% (2.11 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.856% (1.59 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.691% (1.28 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.672% (1.24 billion US$): 31 - Fertilizers

What did Saudi Arabia export in 2020?

Saudi Arabia's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 4.4% ($8.18 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 2.66% ($4.95 billion): 3902 - Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
  • 1.61% ($2.99 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.
  • 1.17% ($2.18 billion): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
  • 1.05% ($1.95 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.05% ($1.95 billion): 2814 - Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution.
  • 0.95% ($1.76 billion): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.
  • 0.77% ($1.43 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.
  • 0.622% ($1.15 billion): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.

The value of merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia totalled $ 131 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Saudi Arabia decreased by 9.02% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 13 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia was equal to $144 billion in 2019)

Saudi Arabia's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Saudi Arabia in 2020:

  • China with a share of 20% (26 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 10.7% (14.1 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.83% (8.97 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.18% (6.8 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 4.84% (6.36 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.31% (5.66 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.1% (4.07 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 3.09% (4.06 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.9% (3.82 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.27% (2.99 billion US$)

Imports structure to Saudi Arabia in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 11.7% (15.4 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.7% (14 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.64% (12.6 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.99% (6.55 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4.27% (5.61 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.41% (4.48 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.31% (4.35 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.85% (3.74 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.57% (3.37 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.51% (3.29 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Saudi Arabia import in 2020?

Saudi Arabia's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 8.04% ($10.5 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.
  • 3.31% ($4.35 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.
  • 3.19% ($4.2 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.
  • 2.88% ($3.78 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.
  • 1.67% ($2.2 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.
  • 1.63% ($2.14 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 1.48% ($1.94 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.1% ($1.45 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.
  • 1.09% ($1.43 billion): 7203 - Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore and other spongy ferrous products, in lumps, pellets or similar forms; iron having a minimum purity by weight of 99.94 %, in lumps, pellets or similar forms.

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Saudi Arabia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020