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Saudi Arabia: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Saudi Arabia: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PEST country analysis report on Saudi Arabia provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Key Highlights

  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Saudi Arabia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Saudi Arabia's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
Scope
  • Understand the political system in Saudi Arabia through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Saudi Arabia through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Saudi Arabia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Saudi Arabia through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Saudi Arabia in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Saudi Arabia perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Saudi Arabia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Saudi Arabia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


Overview
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
Key Facts and Geographic Location
Key facts
Geographic location
PESTLE Analysis
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technology analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Political Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
Economic Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Financial authorities and regulators
Performance
GDP and growth rate
Fiscal situation
Exports and imports
Current account
International investment position
Credit rating
Monetary situation
Employment
Outlook
Social Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Income distribution
Education
Outlook
Technological Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Performance
Telecommunications
Outlook
Legal Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Legislation affecting business
Tax regulations
Trade regulations
Corporate governance
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
Environmental Landscape
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
Appendix
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Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Saudi Arabia - Key Fundamentals, 2015-2022f 6
Table 2: Saudi Arabia - Key Facts, 2018 14
Table 3: Analysis of Saudi Arabia’s Political Landscape 17
Table 4: Analysis of the Saudi Arabian Economy 23
Table 5: Analysis of the Saudi Arabian Social System 32
Table 6: Analysis of Saudi Arabia’s Technology Landscape 38
Table 7: Analysis of the Saudi Arabian Legal Landscape 41
Table 8: Analysis of Saudi Arabia’s Environmental Landscape 44
Table 9: Mid-year Population by Age (%), 2017 66
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Saudi Arabia 15
Figure 2: Expenditure on Defense 20
Figure 3: Saudi Arabian Trade with China 21
Figure 4: Saudi Proven Crude Oil And Natural Gas Reserves, 1962-2017 24
Figure 5: Public Debt in Saudi Arabia, 2005-2017 25
Figure 6: Public Debt in Middle Eastern Nations, 2017 25
Figure 7: Nominal and Real Oil Prices (USD per Barrel), 1970-2017 27
Figure 8: Net Non-oil Exports with Prominent Trading Partners of Arab Countries (excluding GCC countries) in 2017 (Million Riyals) 29
Figure 9: Oil and Non-oil Revenues (Billion Riyals) 30
Figure 10: Youth Unemployment (Percentage of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24), 2017 31
Figure 11: Ten Countries with the Largest Number of Umrah Performers (Thousands) 33
Figure 12: Share of Youth Not in Education, Employment or Training (% of Young Population), 2011-2015 34
Figure 13: Employees by Education Status and Nationality, Q1 2018 35
Figure 14: Budget Appropriations For Public Institutions (Million Riyals), 2015 36
Figure 15: Number of Banks Offering Payment Services to Non-banks, 2012-2016 39
Figure 16: Growth in Banking Activities, 2006-2016 39
Figure 17: Market Capitalization of Listed Domestic Companies (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2010-2017 43
Figure 18: Number of Thunderstorms, Sandstorms and Stuck Dust in Saudi Arabia, 2016 45
Figure 19: Saudi Arabia - Key Political Events Timeline 48
Figure 20: Key Political Figure in Saudi Arabia 48
Figure 21: Historical GDP Growth in Saudi Arabia, 2007-2017 54
Figure 22: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Saudi Arabia, 2012-2022f 55
Figure 23: GDP Composition by Sector, 2017 56
Figure 24: Agricultural Output of Saudi Arabia (SAR Billion/%), 2012-2017 57
Figure 25: Industrial Output of Saudi Arabia (SAR Trillion/%), 2012-2017 58
Figure 26: Services Output of Saudi Arabia (SAR Trillion/%), 2012-2017 59
Figure 27: External Trade of Saudi Arabia ($ Billion), 2013-2017 60
Figure 28: Consumer Price Index and Consumer Price Index-based Inflation in Saudi Arabia, 2012-2022f 62
Figure 29: Unemployment in Saudi Arabia (Thousands/%), 2012-2022 63
Figure 30: Total Expenditure on Healthcare in Saudi Arabia ($ Billion/%), 2011-2017 68
Figure 31: Government Expenditure on Education in Saudi Arabia ($ Billion/%), 2010-2015 69
Figure 32: Internet Users in Saudi Arabia (Million Users/% of Population), 2012-2016 73
Figure 33: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Saudi Arabia (Million Metric Tons/%), 2008-2015 79

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