PESTLE Insights: United Arab Emirates - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: United Arab Emirates - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


The Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah are among the best performing regions in the UAE. They contribute 91.8% to the GDP and comprise 76.7% of the UAE’s population, as of 2017
The UK remained the major investor in the UAE, in 2016, with a growth of 25.86% in investments from 2015. During the same period, investments from China and Qatar to the UAE increased by 33.41% and 22.62%, respectively.


  • Services contributed 55.64% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (34.86%). In nominal terms, the two sectors are expected to grow by 10.1% and 9.4%, respectively, in 2018
  • UAE is expected to spend US$300 bn on development of infrastructure by 2030
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.

List of Exhibits
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: UAE’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Middle East & North Africa and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX) General Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: Total FDI (2013-2017), FDI by Sector (2016), and Leading FDI by Industry (2016)
Exhibit 7: Countries Investment Share in UAE (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, 2013-2017
Exhibit 14: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of their Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes, % Share in World’s Total, 2017
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 17: Public Finance
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 20: Distribution of Employed Persons by Economic Activities, 2017
Exhibit 21: Distribution of Labor Force by Emirate, 2016
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share in Total Population
Exhibit 24: Gender Split
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Mn Population, 2018
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports), 2016
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in United Arab Emirates 2019
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions

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