Saudi-Us Trade Balance Update

Published March 15th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia had succeeded to divert its trade deficit with the United States into a surplus last year.  


The main reason for this shift is the rising international price of oil, which boosted the value of American oil imports from Saudi Arabia, according to Al-Hayat daily. The American Department of Commerce reported recently that the Saudi-US trade balance, which reflected a $427 million Saudi deficit in 1998, turned into a $335 million Saudi surplus last year.  

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