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(MENAFN) The governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (central bank) said that the gross domestic product (GDP) in Saudi Arabia grew 3.8 percent last year, The Peninsula Qatar reported



The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expected that the country"s economic growth to slow down to 4.4 percent in 2013, from 6.8 percent the year before it



The governor said tat the budget surplus in the year hit USD48 billion, representing 6.5 percent of the GDP. The budget surplus came at USD102.9 billion in 2012




The current account surplus hit USD130 billion, or 17.4 percent of the GDP. Inflation increased to 3.5 percent from 2.9 percent in 2012



Public debt fell to 2.7 percent of GDP, or USD20 billion or 2.7 percent of GDP

 


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