World Economic Outlook Database, April 2019

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20172018201920202021202220232024
KuwaitGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Real GDP data for the period 1990-2009 have been adjusted by desk economist to account for breaks in the source data. The breaks are associated with changes in the base year from 1984 to 1995, to 2000, and subsequently to 2010. Pre-revision data exist for the period prior to 1995. The nominal data were revised back to 1995. The latest revision of nominal and real data go to 2010. Using the pre-revision data, desk economist recalculated the constant price data for the period prior to 1995 so that y-o-y change of each component remains unchanged. A similar adjustment was made to the period 1995-2009.
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/201939.28039.96440.94442.14343.36044.45345.67146.987
KuwaitGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesPurchasing power parity; 2011 international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).60,169.44959,556.29659,362.30759,443.52159,501.30659,346.02359,318.96859,372.084
KuwaitTotal investmentPercent of GDP Source: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Real GDP data for the period 1990-2009 have been adjusted by desk economist to account for breaks in the source data. The breaks are associated with changes in the base year from 1984 to 1995, to 2000, and subsequently to 2010. Pre-revision data exist for the period prior to 1995. The nominal data were revised back to 1995. The latest revision of nominal and real data go to 2010. Using the pre-revision data, desk economist recalculated the constant price data for the period prior to 1995 so that y-o-y change of each component remains unchanged. A similar adjustment was made to the period 1995-2009.
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/201929.07323.55725.56726.03626.66626.82626.68426.480
KuwaitInflation, average consumer pricesIndex Source: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1997. Data reported by the authorities has 2007 as base year (new weights from 2007).
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019180.913182.180186.734191.776200.790208.620214.879221.325
KuwaitVolume of imports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2017. Latest data at constant prices is 2012
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products; Secondary or refined products
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/201911.4522.8503.2403.5843.9863.6523.0993.266
KuwaitUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/20191.3221.3221.3221.3221.3221.3221.3221.322
KuwaitGeneral government revenueNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2017. latest source data are FY 2017/18
Fiscal assumptions: Staff projections
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December. Source data comes in fiscal year (March/April) basis. Calendar year data calculated by IMF staff using a weighted average of the fiscal data.
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Mixed. Some transactions recorded on accrual basis.
General government includes: Central Government
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Loans
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/201921.18424.86524.77725.11326.40627.10827.70828.495
KuwaitGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).20.68314.80017.78420.96926.24931.11534.70938.423
KuwaitCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/20197.09317.97010.19511.44111.94010.3679.9599.457
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Kuwait: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Real GDP data for the period 1990-2009 have been adjusted by desk economist to account for breaks in the source data. The breaks are associated with changes in the base year from 1984 to 1995, to 2000, and subsequently to 2010. Pre-revision data exist for the period prior to 1995. The nominal data were revised back to 1995. The latest revision of nominal and real data go to 2010. Using the pre-revision data, desk economist recalculated the constant price data for the period prior to 1995 so that y-o-y change of each component remains unchanged. A similar adjustment was made to the period 1995-2009.
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (Purchasing power parity; 2011 international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Kuwait: Total investment (Percent of GDP)
Source: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Real GDP data for the period 1990-2009 have been adjusted by desk economist to account for breaks in the source data. The breaks are associated with changes in the base year from 1984 to 1995, to 2000, and subsequently to 2010. Pre-revision data exist for the period prior to 1995. The nominal data were revised back to 1995. The latest revision of nominal and real data go to 2010. Using the pre-revision data, desk economist recalculated the constant price data for the period prior to 1995 so that y-o-y change of each component remains unchanged. A similar adjustment was made to the period 1995-2009.
National accounts manual used: System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index)
Source: Ministry of Planning and Central Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 1997. Data reported by the authorities has 2007 as base year (new weights from 2007).
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2017. Latest data at constant prices is 2012
Base year: 2010. Nominal data has been revised by country authorities, therefore, deflators do not add to 100 until the Real figures get revised.
Methodology used to derive volumes: Other
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products; Secondary or refined products
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: General government revenue (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2017. latest source data are FY 2017/18
Fiscal assumptions: Staff projections
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December. Source data comes in fiscal year (March/April) basis. Calendar year data calculated by IMF staff using a weighted average of the fiscal data.
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986
Basis of recording: Mixed. Some transactions recorded on accrual basis.
General government includes: Central Government
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Loans
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


Kuwait: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


Kuwait: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Kuwaiti dinar
Data last updated: 02/2019


 
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