Retail and Wholesale in Saudi Arabia

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Sep 2019

Due to rising household expenditure, industry continues expanding, posting 7% turnover growth in 2018

Industry’s firms intend to build new malls and other shops to increase country’s retail penetration

New strict Saudisation rules hurt local retailers

Industry expected to post 6% CAGR over 2018-2023, underpinned by rising incomes, and flourishing e-commerce sales

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Retail and Wholesale in Saudi Arabia

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Prospects

Retail spending recovers due to economic growth and liberalisation
Industry to synergise with emerging leisure tourism and entertainment sectors
E-commerce gains importance in Saudi Arabia

Competitive Landscape

A large number of new outlets to be built
Retailers hurt by Saudisation

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 2 Value Added 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2013-2018
Chart 4 Turnover and Growth by Category 2018, LCU million
Chart 5 Wholesale Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 6 Retail Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 7 Sale, Maintenance And Repair Of Motor Vehicles, Retail Sale Of Automotive Fuel Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 8 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

Cost Structure

Chart 9 Cost Structure 2018, LCU million

Trade

Chart 10 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 11 Exports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 12 Imports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 13 Imports Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Imports

Market Structure

Chart 14 Market Structure by Category 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 15 Market Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Market

Buyers

Chart 16 Market Structure by Buyer 2018, LCU million

Firmographics

Chart 17 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2013-2018
Chart 18 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2013-2018
Chart 19 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2013-2018, % of total Turnover
Chart 20 Industry Concentration 2013-2018, % Share of Turnover
Chart 21 Top Companies' Shares 2018, % of Turnover
Chart 22 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2013-2018, % of Turnover
Chart 23 Turnover Performance by Company 2013-2018

Digital Business

Chart 24 Share of E-Commerce Activities 2018-2023, %
Chart 25 Number of Companies Receiving Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 26 Number of Companies Placing Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 27 Revenue from E-Commerce, 2013-2018, LCU million

Industry Context

Chart 28 Attractiveness Index in Selected Industries 2018
Chart 29 Industry vs GDP Performance 2003-2023, % y-o-y Growth
Chart 30 Retail and wholesale vs Other Industries 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 31 Industry Turnover by Region 2018, USD million
Chart 32 Retail and Wholesale in Middle East and Africa 2003-2023, USD million