Release coverage includes constant and current price National Accounts data on an expenditure basis. The classifications used are ISIC and SNA. The national accounts compiled by the SCS cover the economic activity of all residents in Kuwait, including resident workers from abroad. The national accounts cover the whole territory of Kuwait.
Principal data sources used by the Central Bank of Kuwait include:
1. Government services are available from the final statement of accounts released by the government annually six months after the end of the reference year. These data are used in estimating both the production and expenditure sides of GDP;
2. Economic activity data are based on an annual field surveys conducted by the SCS of the private and public entities in each field of economic activity.
The data are not subject to revision. Preliminary data are available within 6 months of the end of the reference year; detailed data within 18-21 months.
For more information, please visit the IMF website at http://dsbb.imf.org/Pages/GDDS/ComprehensiveFwReport.aspx?ctycode=KWT&catcode=NAG00.