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PESTLE Insights: Saudi Arabia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Saudi Arabia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Mining, manufacturing and utilities activities contributed 39.9% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (13.1%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (10.7%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 9.4%, 8.9% and 9.4% respectively in 2018.Saudi Arabia has allocated SAR372.0 billion (US$97.9 bn) for the development of infrastructure during the tenth plan period (2015-2019) which is an increase of 76.0% over the previous plan


  • Saudi cities - Riyadh and Makkah are among the best performing metropolitan areas that comprise 51.4% of the Saudi Arabia’s population in 2017
  • Middle East continues to be the leading investor in Saudi Arabia, accounting for 29% of the total investment between January 2012 and December 2016 followed by Western Europe (24.3%) and North America (22.7%)
  • The overall TASI index, exhibits an upward trend over the last one year. As of November 7, 2018, the TASI Index -increased to 7,792.6 as compared to 6,933.5 on November 7, 2017.
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: Saudi Arabia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Middle East and North Africa, and the World Average
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Tadawul All Share (TASI)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: : FDI Inflows, Greenfield Investments (2010-2017) and FDI by Sectors Share (2012-2016)
Exhibit 7: Investment By Region And Country(2012-2016)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2017
Exhibit 14: Mineral fuels and oil, % of total world exports, 2017
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate
Exhibit 17: Public Finance
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 24: Gender Split
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M population, 2018
Exhibit 27: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Saudi Arabia 2019
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (rankings) 2017
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions

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