Saudi Arabia’s GDP expanded 1.2 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2016, higher than a 3-1/2-year low growth of 0.9 percent in previous quarter. The oil sector rose faster (4 percent compared to 3.6 percent in the previous period) and the non-oil sector recovered (0.4 percent compared to -0.7 percent in the previous quarter). GDP Annual Growth Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 4.69 percent from 1969 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 27.49 percent in the fourth quarter of 1974 and a record low of -11.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 1982.
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Saudi Arabia is the world´s biggest producer of oil and oil extraction accounts for 46 percent of GDP. The services sector represents 36 percent of the wealth. Within services the largest segments are: government services (13 percent of GDP), wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels (8 percent) and financing, insurance and real estate (7.9 percent). Manufacturing constitutes 10 percent of GDP, construction and electricity, gas and water distribution – 6 percent and agriculture, forestry and fishing – 2 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for – Saudi Arabia GDP Annual Growth Rate – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Saudi Arabia GDP Annual Growth Rate – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2017.