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International Rankings of Saudi Arabia - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Saudi Arabia, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Saudi Arabia, 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 31 23 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 28 7.890 million 2020
Internet users - percent of population 1 100 % 2021
Internet users - total 29 36.000 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 40 19 2022
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 25 6.773 million 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 31 132 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 36 48.198 million 2022
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 53 0.6 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 57 20.6 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 18 282.400 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 20 247.093 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 98 8.9 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 15 44.324 billion US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 40 205.100 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 31 286.502 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 20 792.849 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 101 34.8 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 28 24.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 172 41.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 43 28.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 63 23.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 20 4.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 125 2.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 19 44.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 133 53.2 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 21 45.9 % 2013
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 35 213.016 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 132 1.71 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 107 3.06 % 2021
Labor force 42 16.060 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 160 N/A % 0
Public debt 186 17.2 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 18 1.594 trillion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 128 3.24 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 35 44300 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 158 0.04 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 9 473.890 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 190 8.6 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 100 7.36 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 23 47.944 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 49 22.4 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 39 28.8 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 103 300000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 7 221.211 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 7 358.414 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 103 73000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 92 73000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 11 331.382 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 18 76.785 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 13 31.055 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 67 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 12 296.949 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 6 113.777 billion cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 8 113.777 billion cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - proven reserves 6 9.423 trillion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 1 7.341 million bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 2 258.600 billion bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 6 3.182 million bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 2 10.816 million bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 7 1.784 million bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 15 609600 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 10 2.476 million bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 9 563.45 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 39 45.47 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 5 57.16 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 5 80.7 2018
Land use - arable land 148 1.5 2018
Land use - forest 179 0.5 2018
Land use - permanent crops 84 0.1 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 3 79.1 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 98 0 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 155 2.400 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 23 21.200 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 42 1.400 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 28 3.390 billion cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 78 1.69 2025
Urbanization - urban population 32 85 2023
Geography
Area - land 17 2.150 million sq km 0
Area - total 17 2.150 million sq km 0
Area - water 223 014 sq km 0
Coastline 47 2640 km 0
Elevation - highest point 58 3000 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 54 665 meters 0
Irrigated land 39 11910 sq km 2018
Land boundaries - total 48 4272 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 5 80.7 2018
Land use - arable land 148 1.5 2018
Land use - forest 179 0.5 2018
Land use - permanent crops 84 0.1 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 3 79.1 2018
Military
Military expenditures 3 6 % 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 101 13.9 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 66 3.5 % 2020
Contraceptive prevalence rate 101 27.9 % 2019
Current health expenditure 62 5.5 % of GDP 2018
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 44 63.2 % 2023
Death rate 88 3.5 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 152 3.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 5 27.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 161 40.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 99 36.8 % 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 10 7.8 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 78 0.92 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 125 10.7112 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 106 13.2 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 103 12 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 129 78.696 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 53 75.3 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 61 76.9 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 32 96 % 2020
Literacy - male 13 98.6 % 0
Literacy - total population 21 97.6 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 106 16 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 7 29115 years 0
Median age - male 71 34.2 years 0
Median age - total 78 32 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 16 6.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 14 35.4 % 2016
Physicians density 57 2.74 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 41 35.940 million 2023
Population growth rate 51 1.65 % 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 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 5 1.42 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 6 1.13 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 5 1.31 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 101 1.89 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 78 1.69 2025
Urbanization - urban population 32 85 2023
Transportation
Airports 60 86 2024
Heliports 32 67 2024
Merchant marine - total 46 433 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 32 1.085 billion 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 26 39.142 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 27 230 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 16 12 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 25 5410 km 2016
Roadways - paved 29 47529 km 2006
Roadways - total 16 221372 km 2006
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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