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PESTLE Analysis of the UAE 2015

The UAE economy is dominated by the industrial sector, which contributed approximately 58.2%to the total GDP in 2014. Mining and quarrying made the major contribution of 34.6% to GDP.The UAE significantly relies on its hydrocarbon sector where the share of oil-related activitiesaccounted for about 29% and non-oil activities accounted for 71% of total GDP in 2014. Stronginvestment plans of the UAE government in infrastructure and major projects will support the highgrowth of the economy. The UAE government has diversified the economy from the oil sector tothe non-oil sector. The non-oil sector that includes tourism, hospitality, and finance is expected todrive economic growth during the forecast period.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed thepolitical, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors of the UAE and hascome up with a comprehensive research report “PESTLE Analysis of the UAE 2015”. This reportprovides an analysis of the UAE economy from historical, current, and future perspectives. SWOTanalysis, scenario analysis, and risk analysis of the UAE are also included in the report. Thereport also includes forecast for the UAE’s economic growth through 2020.

The report highlights various drivers and challenges, which have influenced investment decisionsin the economy. The UAE is a politically stable country, which follows absolute monarchy. TheUAE has 7th largest oil reserves and 7th largest natural gas reserves in the world. It is the 6thlargest petroleum exporter in the world. The country has a strong current account surplus andhigh foreign reserves. The industrial sector is the main sector, which drives the economic growth

  • f the UAE. In the industrial sector, the manufacturing and construction industries together
  • contributed 9% share of GDP in 2014. The UAE is highly dependent on oil revenue, which is one
  • f the main challenges. If oil prices go down, it directly affects the country’s GDP. Another
  • challenge for the UAE is low R&D investment.This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and toolsneeded to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in thismarket. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and willsignificantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy,you need every advantage that you can find.

    Features of This Report:

    To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. Thismarket report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinationalmaterials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many morethat operate in this market.

    Some of the features of “PESTLE Analysis of the UAE” include:
    • Trend and forecast for key macroeconomic variables that are useful to make major investment decision
    • Analysis on economic activity, investment environment, and trade structure of the country
    • Major industries in UAE and its contribution to GPD
    • Trends in savings, investments, and consumptions
    • Analysis of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, and Environmental scenarios as well as their impact on different industries
    • Analyses on geographical importance and social structure such as labor quality
    • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis of UAE


    1. Executive Summary
    2. UAE's Political Analysis
    2.1: Structure and Stability of the Government
    2.2: Government Policy Agenda
    2.2.1: Political Agenda
    3. UAE's Economic Analysis
    3.1: Sectoral Contribution to GDP and Real GDP Growth Rate
    3.2: Pricing Trends - Inflation and Interest Rates
    3.3: Consumption, Saving, and Investment Trends
    3.4: International Trade and Its Contribution to GDP
    3.5: Foreign Direct Investment by Industry
    4. UAE’s Economic and Business Risk Analysis
    4.1: Risk in Current Account Balance
    4.2: Risk in Balance of Payment (BOP)
    4.2.1: Risk in Balance of Payment
    4.3: Risk in Foreign Exchange Reserves and Exchange Rate
    4.4: Risk in Fiscal Balance
    4.5: Risk in External Sector
    4.5.1: External Debt and Default Risk
    4.6: Credit Rating of Countries
    5. UAE's Social Analysis
    5.1: Social and Demographic Analysis
    5.2: Labor Market
    5.3: Social Development Index
    6. UAE's R&D and Technological Factors
    6.1: R&D Expenditure in the UAE
    6.2: Impact of Technology in Industry
    6.3: Technology Policy
    7. Legal Analysis of UAE
    7.1: Corporate Law
    7.2: Tax Law
    7.3: Recent Economic Policies
    7.4: Doing Business in UAE 2016
    8. UAE's Environment Analysis
    8.1: Government's Action against Environmental Issues
    8.2: Environmental Policy
    9. UAE's SWOT Analysis
    List of Figures
    Chapter 3 UAE’s Economic Analysis
    Figure 3.1: Global Economic Scenarios
    Figure 3.2: Trend of Real GDP Growth Rate
    Figure 3.3: Forecast of Real GDP Growth Rate
    Figure 3.4: Trend of Per Capita Income
    Figure 3.5: GDP Sectoral Contribution
    Figure 3.6: Shares of Different Sectors of the GDP
    Figure 3.7: Annual Trend of Inflation Rates
    Figure 3.8: EIBOR Rate of UAE
    Figure 3.9: Trends of Savings and Investments as Percentage of GDP
    Figure 3.10: Trends of Consumption Expenditure as Percentage of GDP
    Figure 3.11: UAE’s International Trade Structure
    Figure 3.12: Exports and Imports as Percentage of GDP
    Figure 3.13: Foreign Direct Investment by Industry
    Chapter 4 UAE’s Economic and Business risk analysis
    Figure 4.1: Trend of Current Account Balance and Share in GDP
    Figure 4.2: Terms of Trade of the UAE
    Figure 4.3: Trends of Balance of Payment
    Figure 4.4: Trends of Foreign Exchange Reserves and Exchange Rate
    Figure 4.5: Trends of Government Revenue and Expenditure as Percentage of GDP
    Figure 4.6: Trends of Fiscal Deficit as Percentage of GDP
    Figure 4.7: Trends of Debt as Percentage of GDP
    Chapter 5 UAE’s Social Analysis
    Figure 5.1: Geographical Location of UAE
    Figure 5.2: Trends of Population and Population Growth Rate
    Figure 5.3: Population Age Structure of UAE
    Figure 5.4: Trends of Unemployment Rate in UAE
    List of Tables
    Chapter 1 Executive Summary
    Table 1.1: Factors Affecting Business in UAE
    Chapter 2 UAE’s Political Analysis
    Table 2.1: Political Factors that Impact Business
    Chapter 3 UAE’s Economic Analysis
    Table 3.1: FDI Limits by Industry
    Table 3.2: Economic Factors and Its Impact on Business
    Chapter 4 UAE’s Economic and Business Risk Analysis
    Table 4.1: Credit Rating of Countries by Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P
    Table 4.2: Economic Risk Factors and Their Impact on Business
    Chapter 5 UAE’s Social Analysis
    Table 5.1: Corruption, GINI, and Human Development Index
    Table 5.2: Social Factors and Its Impact on Business
    Chapter 6 UAE’s R&D and Technological factor
    Table 6.1: Technological Factors and Its Impact on Business
    Chapter 7 UAE’s Legal Analysis
    Table 7.1: Indicators for Starting-up Business
    Table 7.2: Ranking for Procedures of Starting-up a Business
    Table 7.3: Legal Factors and Its Impact on Business
    Chapter 8 UAE’s Environment Analysis
    Table 8.1: Environmental Factors and Its Impact on Business

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