Saudi Arabia: Terms of trade

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 Saudi Arabia

Terms of trade, base year = 2000

 Latest value 139.90
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 128.54
 Min - Max 89.01 - 161.90
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 128.54 percent with a minimum of 89.01 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 161.9 percent in 2005. The latest value from 2021 is 139.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 189 countries is 109.62 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Saudi Arabia - Terms of trade - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Saudi Arabia - Terms of trade - historical chart - 2000-2021




The terms of trade for Saudi Arabia are calculated as the value of its exports as percent of the value of its imports. An increase in the terms of trade means that the value of exports is increasing relative to the value of imports. The country can afford to buy more imports with the revenue from its exports. For example, an increase in the price of oil increases (improves) the terms of trade for the oil-exporting countries and lowers it for the other countries.
Definition: Net barter terms of trade index is calculated as the percentage ratio of the export unit value indexes to the import unit value indexes, measured relative to the base year 2015.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 139.90 2021 percent
 Trade openness 63.51 2022 percent
 Financial openness 1.034 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 40.22 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 445.88 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 17.82 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 23.29 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 258.21 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 2.53 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 7.89 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.00 2004 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 13.67 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 153.49 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 16.93 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 187.67 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 478.23 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.03 2022 percent
 Remittances 287.02 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -7,805.82 2022 million USD
 Foreign exchange reserves 1,648.08 9/2023 billion
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