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About Kuwait

Kuwait, officially known as the State of Kuwait is a small stretch of land on the Persian Gulf. This oil-rich nation was subjected to invasion from Iraq during Saddam Hussain’s rule.

The country is a high-income economy and its currency was one of the highest valued currencies of the world.

The country is also a major source of foreign economic assistance to other states through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityKuwait City
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyKuwaiti dinar, KWD
Phone Code +965
Important Cities?awall?, Al Farw?n?yah, Al Fa????l, Ar Riqqah, Al Manqaf, Al Jahra, Al Fin??s, Jan?b as Surrah
National DayNational Day (25th Feb)
GDP (nominal)USD 159.687 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking83
Primary Industriespetroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, desalination, food processing, construction materials
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsIran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Group of 77(G77), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsChemical Products, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Aviation Vehicles, Other Products, Books and Papers, Cosmetics and Accessories, Machinery & Appliances, Marine Vessels, Household Items & Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Wood and Pulp, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Major ImportsElectrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Spices, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Live Animals and Animal Products, Household Items & Products, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel, Aviation Vehicles, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fruits and Nuts
Total Exports ValueUSD 100.120 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 38.916 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 61.204 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral diplomatic relations, Bilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Spices, Fashion and Apparel, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Fruits and Nuts, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Vegetables and Related Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 12,247.37 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,560.45 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 11 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for KuwaitEmbassy of India
H.E. Dr. Adarsh Swaika
Honourable Ambassador
Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street,P O Box No.1450,Safat 13015, Kuwait
00965 22530612, 22530612

Embassy Details of Kuwait in IndiaEmbassy of the State of Kuwait
H.E. Mr. Khaled A A A S Alaskar
Charge d Affaires
5 A, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 0791 (O)

Consulate General of Kuwait in Mumbai
Mr. Imad Abdulaziz Al- Kharaz
Consul General
9th Floor, Tower A, Urmi Estate, 95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel(W), Mumbai 400013
+91-22-69591100/ 101 (O)