Market profile

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, November 2014)

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  • Imports from Kuwait A$32 million
  • Exports to Kuwait A$751 million
  • Capital Kuwait City
  • Official Language Arabic
  • Area 17,820 sq km
  • Population 4.2 million


Information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Kuwait and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Kuwait. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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