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  • 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

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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)

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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

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