Saudi Non-oil Exports Surge 12.4% to SR101.7 Billion in April

There was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024 (File Photo AAWSAT)
There was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024 (File Photo AAWSAT)
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Saudi Non-oil Exports Surge 12.4% to SR101.7 Billion in April

There was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024 (File Photo AAWSAT)
There was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024 (File Photo AAWSAT)

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports, including re-exports, recorded a jump of 12.4 percent, reaching SR101.7 billion in April 2024, compared to the same period in 2023.

The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) latest report on Monday showed there has also been an increase in non-oil exports excluding re-exports as well, but at a lower rate of 1.6 percent, while the value of re-exported goods jumped to 56.4 percent in April compared to the same month in 2023.

The report pointed out that there was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024, reaching 37.1 percent compared to 32.6 percent in April 2023, as a result of an increase in non-oil exports by 12.4 percent, bringing the decrease in imports to 1.3 percent during this period.

The GASTAT said in its international trade report that merchandise exports decreased by one percent in April, as a result of a decline in petroleum exports by 4.2 percent, while the percentage of petroleum exports out of total exports decreased from 80.6 percent in April 2023 to 78 percent in the same month of 2024.



Saudi Economy Minister, World Bank President Discuss Economic Cooperation

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Alibrahim met with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga. SPA
Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Alibrahim met with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga. SPA
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Saudi Economy Minister, World Bank President Discuss Economic Cooperation

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Alibrahim met with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga. SPA
Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Alibrahim met with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga. SPA

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Alibrahim has met with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga in Washington.

Alibrahim was joined by Deputy Minister of Economy and Planning Ammar Nagadi, Deputy Minister for Policies and Economic Planning Rakan Alsheikh, CEO of the National Infrastructure Fund (INFRA) Esmail Alsallom, General Director of the Economic Research and Insights Department Yaser Faquih, and General Supervisor for International Organizations Hattan Saman.

Banga was accompanied by Managing Director for Operations Anna Bjerde and Deputy President for the MENA region Ousmane Dione.

During the meeting, both sides discussed regional and global economic challenges and opportunities to enhance cooperation between the Kingdom and the World Bank.