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International Rankings of Kuwait - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Kuwait, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Kuwait, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 52 2 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 134 73948 2020
Internet users - percent of population 1 100 % 2021
Internet users - total 106 4.300 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 46 13 2020
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 87 572511 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 12 163 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 112 6.918 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 57 0.2 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 60 19.2 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 53 72.030 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 41 77.988 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 103 10 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 17 34.943 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 73 47.240 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 53 77.121 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 62 134.638 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 58 49.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 28 24.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 169 43.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 99 47 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 40 26.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 26 3.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 146 0.4 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 2 58.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 169 40.9 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 129 N/A % 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 67 48.954 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 190 12.2 % 2020
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 96 3.42 % 2021
Labor force 120 2.363 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 160 N/A % 0
Public debt 180 20.6 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 69 191.522 billion US Dollars 2020
Real GDP growth rate 198 8.86 % 2020
Real GDP per capita 38 43900 US Dollars 2020
Remittances 160 0.02 2020
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 46 49.525 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 9 41.8 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 169 3.71 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 25 46.262 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 76 17.1 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 50 25.5 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 93 578000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 34 47.715 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 43 44.288 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 104 68000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 93 68000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 44 63.802 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 49 19.371 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 41 6.701 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 2 99.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 132 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 69 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 72 0.1 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 7 381.985 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 32 24.323 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 37 4.806 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - production 33 19.510 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 18 1.784 trillion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 9 1.838 million bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 6 101.500 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 41 342000 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 10 2.721 million bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 13 705500 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 212 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 24 915800 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 37 98.73 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 111 6.21 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 1 64.08 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 174 8.5 2018
Land use - arable land 156 0.6 2018
Land use - forest 180 0.4 2018
Land use - permanent crops 82 0.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 120 7.6 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 98 0 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 176 20.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 88 780.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 94 20.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 75 450.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 94 1.35 2025
Urbanization - urban population 1 100 2023
Geography
Area - land 158 17818 sq km 0
Area - total 159 17818 sq km 0
Area - water 208 0157 sq km 0
Coastline 107 499 km 0
Elevation - highest point 59 0.000 trillion meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 139 108 meters 0
Irrigated land 136 100 sq km 2015
Land boundaries - total 142 475 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 174 8.5 2018
Land use - arable land 156 0.6 2018
Land use - forest 180 0.4 2018
Land use - permanent crops 82 0.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 120 7.6 2018
Military
Military expenditures 8 4.5 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 152 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 135 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 168 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 74 17.7 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 74 2.5 % 2020
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 55 6.3 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 62 59.6 % 2023
Death rate 92 2.3 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 135 6 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 8 24.9 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 176 34.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 131 28.4 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 66 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 110 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 102 0 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 65 N/A % of population 0
Education expenditures 20 6.6 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 63 1.09 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 4 7155 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 133 7.6 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 130 7.3 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 98 80.963 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 35 77.9 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 38 79.4 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 34 95.4 % 2020
Literacy - male 22 97.1 % 0
Literacy - total population 29 96.5 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 115 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 162 28.6138 years 0
Median age - male 85 31 years 0
Median age - total 91 30.1 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 94 4.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 11 37.9 % 2016
Physicians density 69 2.34 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 136 3.104 million 2023
Population growth rate 69 1.13 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 120 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 121 0 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 7 1.09 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 4 1.52 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 38 0.75 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 4 1.37 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 77 2.22 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 94 1.35 2025
Urbanization - urban population 1 100 2023
Transportation
Airports 119 6 2024
Heliports 49 20 2024
Merchant marine - total 70 176 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 44 392.360 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 55 6.465 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 68 44 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 26 2 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 65 4887 km 2018
Roadways - total 92 5749 km 2018
Waterways 110 N/A km 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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