2014

9.5

MILLION
 Students in GCC
2014

$1.6

TRILLION
 GDP in GCC
2014

$861

BILLION
 Exports from GCC
2014

$476

BILLION
 Imports into GCC

Muscat, April 2017:

                       I.        Aggregate GCC inflation ( non-housing)[1]

Annual inflation, the 12-month change in the GCC non-housing CPI, increased from 0.7% in January 2017 to 1.1% in February 2017. Transporting and Miscellaneous groups contributed the most (0.5% each) of the 1.1% inflation, followed by Education group 0.3%, Furnishing contributed (0.2%), Tobacco, Health and Communication group (0.1% each), while Food group contributed by (-0.5%). For the countries, UAE contributed 1.13% of the overall inflation, followed by Kuwait 0.15%, Oman 0.14%, Qatar 0.05% while Saudi Arabia contributed by (-0.33%) and Bahrain (-0.01%). The highest group-level inflation in the GCC was in the Tobacco group at 13.8%.

GCC Countries Profiles


  • United Arab Emirates

    Capital City: Abu Dhabi

    Population: 8,264,070

    Total Area (km²): 71,024

    GDP (USD): 399,451.4 Mn.

    Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham

  • Kingdom of Bahrain

    Capital City: Manama

    Population: 1,314,562

    Total Area (km²): 770

    GDP (USD): 33,849.9 Mn.

    Currency: Bahraini Dinar

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Capital City: Riyadh

    Population: 30,770,375

    Total Area (km²): 2,000,000

    GDP (USD): 746,248.4 Mn.

    Currency: Saudi Riyal

  • Sultanate of Oman

    Capital City: Muscat

    Population: 3,992,839

    Total Area (km²): 309,500

    GDP (USD): 81,796.9 Mn.

    Currency: Omani Riyal

  • State of Qatar

    Capital City: Doha

    Population: 2,216,180

    Total Area (km²): 11,607

    GDP (USD): 210,109.0 Mn.

    Currency: Qatari Riyal

  • State of Kuwait

    Capital City: Kuwait

    Population: 3,588,092

    Total Area (km²): 17,818

    GDP (USD): 163,675.6 Mn.

    Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar

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