Saudi non-oil exports hit $4.3bn in April
Riyadh, June 13, 2012
Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports were worth SR16.24 billion ($4.33 billion) for April 2012, up SR3.41 billion from the same period last year, a report quoting government data said.
Exports of petrochemical products ranked top accounting for 35 percent of total non-oil exports at the value of SR5.69 billion, followed by plastic products (29 percent) at SR 4.74 billion and foodstuffs (7 percent), the Arab News quoting a Central Department of Statistics and Information report said.
China topped the countries receiving Saudi non-oil exports with 11.1 percent of total exports, followed by the UAE and Singapore by 11.1 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively.
The value of Saudi imports in April 2012 increased by 9 percent at SR 44.08 billion, an increase of SR 3.56 billion, compared to the same period last year, the report said.
Machines and electric equipment topped the imports list at SR 11.13 billion, an increase of 25 percent, followed by transport equipment at SR 7.64 billion (17 percent), minerals and their products at SR 6.72 billion (15 percent), and foodstuffs at SR 6.06 billion (14 percent), according to the report.