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July 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Saudi Arabia’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Saudi Arabia’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Saudi Arabia’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Saudi Arabia? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Saudi Arabia’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Saudi Arabia’s economy rely on external trade?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Saudi Arabia’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Saudi Arabia’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Saudi Arabia compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Saudi Arabia changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Saudi Arabia?
  • How are Saudi Arabia’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Saudi Arabia?
  • How good is Saudi Arabia in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Saudi Arabia?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Saudi Arabia’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Saudi Arabia?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Saudi Arabia? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Saudi Arabia?
  • How is income distributed in Saudi Arabia and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Saudi Arabia?
  • How has quality of life in Saudi Arabia changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Saudi Arabia’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Saudi Arabia’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Saudi Arabia’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Saudi Arabia’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Saudi Arabia’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Saudi Arabia changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Saudi Arabia’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Saudi Arabia and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Saudi Arabia’s banking sector?
  • What has been the return of the stock markets and how does it compare with others?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Saudi Arabia?
  • Does the government have enough money to invest or continue to subsidize certain program? What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Saudi Arabia?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Saudi Arabia have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the SAR performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Saudi Arabia and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency