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PESTLE Insights: Saudi Arabia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

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    Country Profile

  • 41 Pages
  • January 2020
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
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  • ID: 4715498
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PESTLE Insights: Saudi Arabia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Mining, manufacturing and utilities activities contributed 44.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (12.1%), and wholesale, retail and hotels (9.5%), according to the analyst's estimates. In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to decline by 4.2%, 3.2%, and 3.9% respectively in 2020.

Riyadh and Makkah are the key metropolitan areas, and were home to 73.1% of Saudi Arabia’s population in 2018

  • According to the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index (LPI), the transport and logistic infrastructure in Saudi Arabia deteriorated in the last two years, with the decline in ranking from 52nd in 2016, to 55th in 2018.
  • The overall TASI index has exhibited a slight downward trend over the past year. As of January 23, 2020, the TASI Index -had decreased to 8,386.4 compared to 8,466.1 on January 23, 2019.

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.


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  • List of Exhibits
  • Did you Know?
  • Country Highlights
  • Country Snapshot
  • PESTLE Insights
  • Political Landscape
  • Economic Landscape
  • Social Landscape
  • Technological Landscape
  • Legal Landscape
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Outlook

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) (January 2019-January 2020)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2017-2022f)
Exhibit 6: : FDI Quarterly Inflows (2016-2019), Greenfield Investments (2011-2018) and FDI by Sectors Share (2013-2017)
Exhibit 7: Investment By Region And Country (2013-2017)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 2018
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019e)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018
Exhibit 14: Mineral fuels and oil, % of total world exports, 2018
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (October 2012-October 2019)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million population, 2019e
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) 2018
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Saudi Arabia 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

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  • ANB