Market profile

Saudi Arabia has a sound economy with a fast-growing young population, a well-managed banking system, good infrastructure and generally low import duties and barriers. The economy is dominated by the oil sector and characterised by tight governmental control.

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Accessing the Ecommerce Market in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Turkey and United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Increased opportunities for Australian businesses to access foreign markets through an online presence or to complement an existing footprint has intensified competition for consumers, and consumer expectations have risen on being able to purchase products in a convenient, timely and cost-effective manner.

The purpose of this guide is to profile the ecommerce landscape, in KSA, Turkey and UAE, with a particular focus on the business to consumer (B2C) medium for products.


  • Merchandise exports A$745 million
  • Services exports A$325 million
  • Capital Riyadh
  • Official language Arabic
  • Area 2,149,690 sq km
  • Population 33.2 million


7 Oct 2022

Insight – Saudi Arabia increases import taxes on 107 tariff lines

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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 Saudi Arabia 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 travelers and tourists going to Saudi Arabia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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