Saudi Arabia: Business Guide
Country Descriptions & Profiles
Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Saudi Arabia
Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.
Saudi Arabia Business Forecast Report
Published quarterly by Business Monitor International, provides SWOT analysis of a country’s political, economic and business environment, includes overviews of the country’s key economic sectors and scenario test analysis.
Saudi Arabia Country Monitor
Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.
Saudi Arabia Country Review
Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.
Saudi Arabia Economic Competitiveness
Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks. Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings. Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.
Political Risk Yearbook: Saudi Arabia Country Forecast
Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.
Finance, Trade & Commerce
From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.
Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.
FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.
A Web resource evaluating the following areas:trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.
Statistics & Government Resources
The official site of Central Department of Statistics and Information of Saudi Arabia.
Information about business and investment. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people and culture.
The official Web site of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.