Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy. Shipments of oil account for 87 percent of total exports and for 46 percent of GDP. In recent years, in order to diversify the economy, the government has been investing in telecommunications, petrochemicals, natural gas exploitation and power generation sectors. This page provides - Saudi Arabia GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Saudi Arabia GDP Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.