Members have instant access to a wide and comprehensive range of information resources including the USSABC’s premier publication A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia, quarterly Industry Sector Reports, and weekly market briefs in addition to archived news, industry trend reports, customized company research and other useful publications and key contacts and links.
Publications & Reports
A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia
The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is pleased to present the 12th edition of A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia 2018. Not only is the Guide the premier Saudi business resource, it is a quick reference tool and includes important information for American companies interested in entering the lucrative Saudi market. Previous editions have been widely distributed, and strong demand has prompted regularly updated editions.
A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia highlights the dramatic economic changes underway in Saudi Arabia, especially those aimed at creating an open and secure environment for foreign investment, and includes information on the Saudi economy, opportunities for investment in the Kingdom’s major economic sectors, an extensive outline of Saudi import regulations, and detailed descriptions of the ongoing major development projects in the Kingdom. Most importantly, the Guide contains an invaluable directory of contact information for Saudi Government Ministries, regulatory bodies, and major corporations within the country.
The 2018 Edition covers a range of new topics such as the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program. The Guide also highlights key development sectors including downstream petrochemicals, healthcare, construction, utilities, and technical training.
Industry Sector Reports (ISR)
Available to all members at either a complementary basis or discounted purchase price based on membership level. ISRs are available at full purchase price to nonmembers.
Detailed Industry Sector Reports (ISRs) are published on a semi-annual basis. The ISRs provide extensive market research into U.S. and Saudi Arabian supply and demand issues, critical industry forces, as well as market factors effecting the U.S.-Saudi business communities. National, state and regional forecasting for the U.S. and national and provincial forecasts for the Kingdom include consideration of factors such as costs, relevant macroeconomic and microeconomic policy changes as well as developments in global competition. These reports also incorporate primary data collected from industry experts.
Industry Sector Reports Release Schedule:
• Healthcare and Medical (May 2017)
• Infrastructure – Construction, Real Estate, and Transport (November 2017)
• Defense, Security, and Aviation (H1 2018)
• Diversified Manufacturing (H2 2018)
Industry Brief (IB)
Delivered to all members on a complementary basis. Available for purchase to nonmembers.
Industry Briefs (IB) are shorter than ISRs, and unlike ISRs, focus exclusively on Saudi Arabian market factors and industry topics. Similar to ISRs, we base these reports on in-depth market research and analysis and release them on a semi-annual basis. National and provincial forecasts for the Kingdom include consideration of factors such as costs, relevant macroeconomic and microeconomic policy changes as well as developments in global competition.
Topics for 2017 include:
• Working in Saudi Arabia: A Labor Market Update (July 2017)
• Banking and Capital Markets in Saudi Arabia (December 2017)
Industry Trend Report (ITR)
Delivered to all members on a complementary basis.
The USSABC provides shorter reports on key U.S. or Saudi industry trends on a periodic basis. We welcome future topic suggestions from USSABC members.
• Foreign investment in Saudi Arabia and across the Arabian Gulf.
• Trends in the Saudi Arabian Agriculture Sector
• Saudi Arabian Investment in Tourism and Entertainment
• Value-Added Through Employment in Saudi Arabian Private Households
Weekly Market Brief (WMB)
Weekly Market Briefs, delivered electronically to our USSABC members, review the past week’s highlights from the Saudi, U.S., and global markets. Topics discussed in the Saudi markets include the Tadawul’s performance, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) monetary and fiscal policy announcements, major investment developments, and major drivers of Saudi markets such as oil and non-oil sector growth, debt issuances, planned privatizations and fluctuations in global oil prices among others. U.S. markets cover market updates to fixed income, equities, labor and commerce, and major reports related to the U.S. economy, key trading partners or global events.