The GCC Stat center was incepted in June 2011 to serve as a common official pool of statistics and data for the member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (short form is Gulf Cooperation Council or “GCC”).
The GCC Stat was approved by the GCC Ministerial Council in September 2011 and its Charter was officially endorsed in December 2012 by the GCC Supreme Council, comprising of heads of member states: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait.
The six Arab countries of the Gulf formed the GCC in 1981 in order to achieve a high level of institutional coordination in economic, social, political, defence and security fields. The evolution of the GCC has been greatly influenced by oil and energy demand and supply continuum as well as events in the region and the world at large. The next phase of the GCC evolution would require closer cooperation and more thorough monitoring and evaluation ensuring that all progress at comparable rates.