Search
utility-emailutility-printutility-pdfContact usChange to standard fontChange to large font
Kuwait map
Kuwait
  • Imports from Kuwait A$333 million
  • Exports to Kuwait A$568 million
  • Capital Kuwait
  • Official Language Arabic
  • Area 18,000 sq km
  • Population 3.9 million

Market profile

Doing business

Kuwait has a small, relatively open economy dominated by the oil industry and government sector. Oil revenues comprise about 95 per cent of exports and of total government revenues. Kuwait currently has long term plans to develop around A$325 billion worth of infrastructure and development projects, representing significant opportunities for Australian companies. (Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kuwait country brief, Nov 2014)

More information on doing business in Kuwait

Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Kuwait has a small, relatively open economy dominated by the oil industry and government sector.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    The trade relationship is substantial, with strong potential for further expansion in commodities and manufactures, services and investment.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government.
    » read more at DFAT

icon Business Risk

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

  • International Readiness Indicator

    checklist

    Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool to help Australian businesses determine whether they are ready for exporting.

    International Readiness Indicator

  • How Austrade can help

    Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting.

    Assistance from Austrade

  • Contact Austrade

Site Information

Austrade makes no warranty, express or implied as to the fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy or usefulness of any information contained in this document. Any consequential loss or damage suffered as a result of reliance on this information is the sole responsibility of the user.