SAMA: GDP up 31% in 2011



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Published — Wednesday 20 February 2013

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Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product at current prices (including import duties) recorded a rise of 31 percent to SR 2.24 trillion in 2011, according to the 48th annual report of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, which was released yesterday.
Finance Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf presented a copy of the report to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. The oil sector GDP rose by 47.7 percent to SR 1.28 trillion in 2011, the report said.

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