Department of State Development
  • Kuwait

Kuwait is a geographically small but relatively wealthy and open economy with a population of 2.8 million, over half of which are expatriates.

Kuwait possesses extensive oil reserves and is highly dependent on these for revenue. Low oil prices have forced Kuwait to move away from overdependence on oil and to develop a banking sector, which also supports the Government’s goal of progressing social development.

Sector opportunities

Agribusiness and premium food

An important export market for South Australian agricultural produce, there is an opportunity to increase exports of grains, meat and live animals.


Kuwait is currently investing in upgrading and modernising its health system, giving South Australia a chance to provide health care solutions as well as innovative medical devices and technology.


With a strong interest in quality education and the availability of generous Government scholarships, education represents opportunities for increased partnerships.


Water management

South Australian companies can promote their expertise in water management, a priority area for the Kuwaiti Government.


Want to know more?

A dedicated team is on hand to support businesses looking to export to MENA.