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Kuwait
Summary statistics
Region Western Asia  
Currency Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 17818  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 2818  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 158.2  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Kuwait City (2406)  
United Nations membership date 14 May 1963  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 160916  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 124331  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 80798  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 8.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 10.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 57102.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 45430.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 35688.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 61039.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 48290.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 39600.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 15.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 14.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 0.28 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.28 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.29 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 36822  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 30071  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 148  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 141  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 109  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 134  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 138  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 135  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 20.6 Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 2.7 Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 43.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 43.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 44.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 82.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 82.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 5574 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 5208 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 3474 Arrivals of non-resident visitors at national borders.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 129448 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 146560  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 181.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 122.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 74.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 61.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 25.9  
Exports (million US$) 2011 51936.6 2009.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ... 2009.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ... 2009. For more information, refer to the technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 98.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 26.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 3.8/4.2  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 147.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 75.9/74.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 7.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 52.0 1999.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 2097.5/68.8 Data refer to foreign citizens. Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 94453  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.8 UNESCO estimate.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 105.7/100.5  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 64.3 UNESCO estimate. 2004.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.6/1.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 6.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 42  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 <  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 80139/30.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 12169.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 116  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 19.9/34.3  
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