Country Profile


Kuwait is the embodiment of the term ‘Petro-state’, with its economy based on oil, petrol and gas.

Like many of its oil-rich neighbours, it is looking to diversify the economy and therefore offers multiple opportunities for international businesses.

The Kuwati Dinar is the most highly valued currency in the world.

UK Imports from Kuwait

Total Value:

£648 million / 0.14% of all UK Imports

Top 5 Imports are:

  1. Refined Oil
  2. Aircraft
  3. Plastics
  4. Photographic Goods
  5. Processed Oils & Fats

UK Exports to Kuwait

Total Value:

£563 million / 0.18% of all UK Exports

Top 5 Exports are:

  1. Metal Ores
  2. Cars
  3. Aircraft
  4. Pharmaceuticals
  5. Clothing

Key Facts about
🇰🇼 Kuwait:

Local UK Business Group:

British Business Forum Kuwait (BBF)

Shaikha Complex, Block 6, St No 3, Ave 2, Plot 32.,Al Blagat Street, Salmiya, Kuwait


Tel:  +965 5055 4114

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