Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Saudi Arabia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESSaudi ArabiaWorldExportsValue (US$)250,577,015,621.00364,139,418,640.00387,373,982,617.00375,360,918,001.00341,947,182,544.00201,491,759,864.00183,604,286,533.00221,835,062,773.00294,535,553,148.00251,800,016,999.00185,699,411,835.03286,467,258,610.59
Value Growth, YoY (%)30.6345.326.38-3.10-8.90-41.07-8.8720.8232.77-14.50-26.2554.26
ImportsValue (US$)103,621,530,060.00127,962,726,620.00151,260,012,541.00163,013,498,700.00168,239,638,203.00163,820,952,509.00140,169,249,878.00134,519,129,744.00135,211,178,073.00144,334,467,853.00131,313,235,632.97152,695,088,723.68
Value Growth, YoY (%)12.0723.4918.207.773.20-2.62-14.43-4.030.516.74-9.0216.28

The value of merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia totalled $ 286 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia increased by 54% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 100 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Saudi Arabia amounted to $185 billion in 2020)

Saudi Arabia's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Saudi Arabia in 2021:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 59% (171 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.14% (14.7 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.82% (10.9 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 3.18% (9.13 billion US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.71% (7.78 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.72% (4.95 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.64% (4.71 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.35% (3.87 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 1.2% (3.45 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.17% (3.37 billion US$)

Exports structure from Saudi Arabia in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 74% (212 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.29% (23 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.01% (14.3 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.34% (3.84 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 1.25% (3.59 billion US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 0.856% (2.45 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.724% (2.07 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.714% (2.04 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.713% (2.04 billion US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.661% (1.89 billion US$): 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

What did Saudi Arabia export in 2021?

Saudi Arabia's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 52% ($150 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 18.2% ($52 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 4.09% ($11.7 billion): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms
  • 2.84% ($8.15 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 2.54% ($7.29 billion): 3902 - Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms
  • 1.32% ($3.79 billion): 2909 - Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (chemically defined or not); halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated, nitrosated derivative
  • 1.31% ($3.77 billion): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
  • 0.922% ($2.64 billion): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons
  • 0.641% ($1.83 billion): 3105 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg
  • 0.601% ($1.72 billion): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous

The value of merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia totalled $ 152 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia increased by 16.2% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 21 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Saudi Arabia was equal to $131 billion in 2020)

Saudi Arabia's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Saudi Arabia in 2021:

  • China with a share of 19.8% (30 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 10.6% (16.2 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.16% (12.4 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 5.28% (8.07 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.9% (7.49 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.96% (6.06 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.01% (4.59 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 2.78% (4.25 billion US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.75% (4.2 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.3% (3.52 billion US$)

Imports structure to Saudi Arabia in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 10.9% (16.6 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 9.99% (15.2 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 9.09% (13.8 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.24% (8 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4.83% (7.38 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.53% (6.92 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.57% (5.46 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.46% (5.29 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.73% (4.17 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.52% (3.84 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Saudi Arabia import in 2021?

Saudi Arabia's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 7.79% ($11.8 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
  • 4.58% ($6.99 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 4.54% ($6.94 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
  • 2.72% ($4.15 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
  • 2.41% ($3.68 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.55% ($2.37 billion): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02
  • 1.43% ($2.19 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
  • 1.43% ($2.18 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 1.35% ($2.06 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 (%) | 2010 - 2021