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Saudi's non-oil exports rise 15 percent in Sept

Plastics and petrochem products collectively amount to 69 percent of all exports - official data

Saudi's non-oil exports rise 15 percent in Sept
SAUDI WATCH: Saudi Arabias non-oil exports rose to SR9.4bn in September(Bloomberg Images)

Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports rose to SR9.4bn ($2.51bn) in September, up 15 percent from a year earlier, official data showed on Sunday.

The main exports were plastics and petrochemical products, which collectively amounted to 69 percent of all exports, bringing in SR6.4bn, the data showed.

A year earlier, non-oil exports stood at 8.1 billion riyals according to data from the Central Department of Statistics and Information's (CDSI) website.

Asian countries were the main importers, receiving 33 percent of the kingdom's non-oil exports, followed by the GCC region and other Arab countries.

China received 10 percent of Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports, amounting to SR951m, followed by the UAE and Singapore, received 8 percent of exports, worth around SR850m each. ($1=SR3.750)

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