Insurance and Financial Services (As % of Service Imports, BoP) in Kuwait

Source: World Bank
Last Updated: January 1, 2021

Insurance and financial services as a percentage of service imports from the balance of payment reached 13.2 % in 2018 in Kuwait, according to the National Central Bank / OECD. This is 153 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, insurance and financial services as a percentage of service imports from the balance of payment in Kuwait reached an all time high of 13.2 % in 2018 and an all time low of 0.603 % in 1980. When compared to Kuwait's main peers, insurance and financial services as a percentage of service imports from the balance of payment in Bahrain amounted to 50.3 %, 17.1 % in Iraq and 4.98 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

Kuwait has been ranked 22nd within the group of 158 countries we follow in terms of insurance and financial services as a percentage of service imports from the balance of payment, 119 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Insurance and financial services (% of service imports, BoP) cover various types of insurance provided to residents by non-resident insurance enterprises and vice versa, and financial intermediary and auxiliary services (except those of insurance enterprises and pension funds) exchanged between residents and non-residents.

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