Saudi Arabia

Capital: 
Riyadh
Location: 
Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, north of Yemen
Country Code: 
SA
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 1.2 million sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 2,600 km
Climate: 
harsh, dry desert with great temperature extremes
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly uninhiabited , sandy desert
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
iron ore
Natural Resource: 
gold
Natural Resource: 
copper
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 2.5 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
sand
Natural Hazards: 
dust storms
Environmental Issues: 
desertification
Environmental Issues: 
depletion of water resources
Environmental Issues: 
coastal pollution
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 180 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 165 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
0 kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
0 kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 11 Million bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 8.7 Million bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 79,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 80 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 80 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 28 million
Nationality: 
Saudi
Ethnic Groups: 
Arab
Ethnic Groups: 
Afro-Asian
Unofficial Language: 
Arabic
Type Of Government: 
monarchy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 79% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
barley
Agricultural Products: 
tomatoes
Agricultural Products: 
melons
Agricultural Products: 
dates
Agricultural Products: 
citrus
Agricultural Products: 
mutton
Agricultural Products: 
chickens
Agricultural Products: 
eggs
Agricultural Products: 
milk
Industrial Products: 
crude oil production
Industrial Products: 
petroleum refining
Industrial Products: 
basic petrochemicals
Industrial Products: 
ammonia
Industrial Products: 
industrial gasses
Industrial Products: 
sodium hydroxide
Industrial Products: 
cement
Industrial Products: 
fertilizer
Industrial Products: 
plastics
Industrial Products: 
metals
Industrial Products: 
commerical ship repair
Industrial Products: 
commerical aircraft repait
Industrial Products: 
construction
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $167 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $164 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $72 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. #113 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $585 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 5%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
N/A
Export Value: 
Approx. $180 Billion
Export Product: 
petroleum
Export Product: 
petroleum products
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
South Korea
Export Partner: 
China
Export Partner: 
India
Export Partner: 
Taiwan
Export Partner: 
Singapore
Import Value: 
Approx. $86 Billion
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
equipment
Import Product: 
foodstuffs
Import Product: 
chemicals
Import Product: 
motor vehicles
Import Product: 
textiles
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
South Korea
Import Partner: 
Italy
Import Partner: 
India
Import Partner: 
United Kingdom
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Internet .sa
Communication: 
Television
Airports: 
217
Railways: 
Approx. 1,400 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 220,000 km
Ports: 
Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Yanbu' al Sinaiyah
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 2,000 km
Pipelines: 
"liquid petroleum gas: Approx. 1,200 km "
Pipelines: 
"refined products: Approx. 1,100 km "
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 12 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 76 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 7 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: Approx. 7%
Occupation: 
industry: Approx. 21%
Occupation: 
services: Approx. 72%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 11%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
N/A