Official Name: The State of Kuwait
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Official Name (Local Language): Dawlat al Kuwayt
ISO Country Codes: KW : KWT
Internet Domain: .kw
Government Web Site: https://www.e.gov.kw/
Capital: Kuwait City Main Airports:
Language(s): Arabic Population: 3,032,065
Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar ISO Currency Code: KWD
Telephone Dial In: +965 ID Prefix: 00

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Government Website: https://www.e.gov.kw/
Sovereign Ratings: https://countryeconomy.com/ratings/kuwait
Central Bank: Central Bank of Kuwait
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 0.3049 Kuwaiti dinars (KD) per US dollar (2020 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 1.1% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: NA
Inflation Rate: 1.5% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 4.04% (Jun-20 - TradingEconomics)
GDP: $134.638 billion (2019 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $49,854 (2019 est.)
Currency Name: Kuwaiti Dinar
Currency Code: KWD
World Bank Classification: High Income

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 0.4% fish
Industry: 59.6% petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials
Services: 40%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Boursa Kuwait ;

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Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

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Business Language(s): Arabic; English
Customs & Excise: General Administration of Customs
Development Bank(s): Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development; Islamic Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Public Authority for Industry
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 46/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 78/180 (2020)
Ease of Doing Business: 83/190 (2019) Enabling Trade Index: 87/136 (2016)
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