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Saudi’s economy grew at fastest pace in nearly a decade

Saudi Arabia’s economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly a decade in the third quarter, boosted by higher oil prices, according to preliminary estimates from the government.

Gross domestic product expanded by 6.8 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2020, its fastest pace since 2012, when oil prices averaged $122 a barrel. It grew 5.8 per cent compared to the previous three months. The oil sector grew 9 per cent year-on-year, while the non-oil economy — the engine of job creation — expanded by 6.2 per cent.

It grew 1.6 per cent from the previous quarter when non-oil activity performed worse than expected.


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