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Saudi Arabia Country Analysis: 2012-2017 An Evaluation of Political, Social, Economic and Business Risk Product Image

Saudi Arabia Country Analysis: 2012-2017 An Evaluation of Political, Social, Economic and Business Risk

  • Published: September 2012
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • 54 Pages
  • Lucintel

Lucintel's research on Saudi Arabia provides a wide array of analytical inputs on the country's performance and briefly describes the political, social, economic, and business risks associated with the kingdom. Saudi Arabia's economy, which has demonstrated good growth in recent years, is expected to reach US $754.7 billion by 2017.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has conducted a competitive analysis on different aspects of the country and presents its findings in “Saudi Arabia Country Analysis: 2012-2017 An Evaluation of Political, Social, Economic, and Business Risk.” The report provides a holistic view of the country’s economic climate from current and future perspectives.

Lucintel analyzes the various challenges faced by Saudi Arabia, which is witnessing a risk of increasing unemployment and income disparities as well as low R&D spending. Future political transitions are likely to be troublesome. This poses a threat to the stability of Saudi Arabia because the long-occupied ministerial positions of the princes and their patronage networks filter down throughout society. Although there are huge opportunities READ MORE >

1. Executive Summary
2. Country Snapshot/Overview
3. Performance of Saudi Arabia's Economy
3.1: GDP growth rate and sectoral contribution to GDP
3.2: Forecast of real GDP growth rate
3.3: GDP sectoral contribution
3.4: Consumption, saving, and investment trends
3.5: Foreign direct investment (FDI) by industry
4. Political and Social Risk Analysis in Saudi Arabia
4.1: Structure and stability of government
4.1.1: Internal security risk
4.2: Risk in international relations
4.3: Social risk analysis
4.3.1: Social development index: risk analysis
4.4: Labor market
5. Economic Risk of Saudi Arabia
5.1: Risk in real sector - pricing trends
5.2: Risk in financial sector
5.2.1: Risk in current account balance
5.2.2: Risk in balance of payment
5.2.3: Risk in fiscal balance
5.3: Risk in external sector
5.3.1: International trade risk
5.3.2: Risk in foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
5.3.3: External debt and default risk
6. Business Risk of Saudi Arabia
6.1: Business risk
6.3: Doing business in Saudi Arabia 2012
6.4: Credit rating of countries
6.6: R&D expenditure and technological risk
6.5: Business risk factors and impact

List of Figures
Chapter 2. Country Snapshot/Overview
Figure 2.1: Geographic location of Saudi Arabia
Chapter 3. Saudi Arabia’s Economic Performance
Figure 3.1: Trend of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.2: Forecast of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.3: GDP sectoral contribution
Figure 3.4: Trend of consumption expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.5: Trends of saving and investment as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.6: Foreign direct investment by industry sector
Chapter 4. Saudi Arabia Political and Social Risk
Figure 4.1: Population age structure of Saudi Arabia
Figure 4.2: Trend of corruption perception index of Saudi Arabia
Figure 4.3: Trend of unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia
Chapter 5. Economic Risk of Saudi Arabia
Figure 5.1: Annual trend of inflation and interest rate
Figure 5.2: Trend of current account balance and share in GDP
Figure 5.3: Trend of balance of payment
Figure 5.4: Trend of government revenue and expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.5: Trend of fiscal deficit as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.6: Trend of Saudi Arabia’s international trade
Figure 5.7: Trend of exports as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.8: Trend of foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate
Figure 5.9: Trend of gross government debt as percentage of GDP
Figure 5.10: Mixed prospects of debt in Saudi Arabia
Chapter 6. Business Risk of Saudi Arabia
Figure 6.1: Trend of R&D expenditure in Saudi Arabia

List of Tables
Chapter 2. Country Snapshot/Overview
Table 2.1: Demographic and political overview
Chapter 4. Saudi Arabia Political and Social Risk
Table 4.1: Homicide rate of Saudi Arabia
Table 4.2: GINI index of Saudi Arabia
Table 4.3: Corruption perception index
Chapter 5. Economic Risk of Saudi Arabia
Table 5.1: Economic factors and impact on business
Chapter 6. Business Risk of Saudi Arabia
Table 6.1: FDI limits by industries
Table 6.2: Indicators for starting a business
Table 6.3: Ranking of procedures for starting a business
Table 6.4: Credit rating of countries by Moody, Fitch, and S&P
Table 6.5: Business risk factors and impact

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