2007 News Story

Kingdom’s non-oil exports increase to $2.16 billion in April 2007

Saudi Arabia’s monthly non-oil exports totaled $2.16 billion [SR 8.106 billion] in April 2007, up from $1.91 million [SR 7.168 billion] in April 2006, according to new figures released by the Ministry of Economy and Planning’s Department of General Statistics and Data.

The Kingdom’s non-oil exports include petrochemicals ($620 million), plastics ($477 million), ordinary metals and their byproducts ($191.5 million), re-exported commodities ($429 million) and other commodities ($443 million).

The Ministry also announced that imports increased from $5.27 billion in April 2006 to $7.3 billion in April 2007. Imported items included electrical equipment, ordinary metals and their byproducts, and foodstuffs.

According to the report, the largest recipients of Saudi exports during April 2007 include the United Arab Emirates ($394 million), China ($118 million) and Kuwait ($115.7 million).

Saudi Arabia largest import partners in April 2007 include the United States ($884.6 million), Japan ($732.8 million), and China ($581 million).