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PESTLE Insights: Iran - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Iran - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 30.9% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (16.1%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (14.2%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 13.4%, 12.7% and 12.7%, respectively, in 2018

In 2018, around US$59.5 mn has been invested in the development of infrastructure facilities covering an area of 240 hectares near IKIA, the main international airport of Iran.


  • Four major provinces generate around 47.3% of the GDP of Iran and are home to 36.7% of the country’s population, as of 2014
  • In November 2018, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took several measures to finalize the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a response to US President Trump’s (May 8, 2018) decision to terminate the US’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • As part of the five-year economic plan (2017-2022), the Government of Iran predicts an average of US$30 bn of foreign financing each year along with US$15 bn foreign direct investments and US$20 bn foreign investment through local partners.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Iran’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Middle East and North Africa and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: TEPIX Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Flows Inward and Outward, 2014-2017
Exhibit 7: FDI Stock Inward and Outward, 2014-2017
Exhibit 8: Tax Holidays by Sector
Exhibit 9: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 10: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 11: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 12: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 13: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 14: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017
Exhibit 15: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of Their Distillation, % Share in World’s Total, 2017
Exhibit 16: Interest Rates
Exhibit 17: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 18: Public Finance
Exhibit 19: General Government Debt
Exhibit 20: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 21: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 22: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 23: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 24: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 25: Gender Split
Exhibit 26: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 27: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018
Exhibit 28: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Source of Funds, 2012-16
Exhibit 29: Doing Business in Iran 2019
Exhibit 30: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 31: CO2 Emissions

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