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Saudi Arabia

What data is expected?

Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xls)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Central Department of Statistics and Information)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The data is published by the Saudi Central Dept. of Statistics and Information, We have population here in XLS format, till 2014,

Here you can find GDP, also in XLS, but it is not updated quarterly as required, only yearly till 2014,

Here is labor force data, for 1st half of 2015, in PDF file,

As mentioned above, although the data exists, the GDP and Labour Data doesn't meet the above criterion of being updated Quarterly and Monthly respectively

Reviewer comments

No open license, not regularly published.



  • Zach Christensen


  • anonymous