The Future of the Saudi Arabian Defense Market to grow at an estimated CAGR of 14.86% during 2017-2021

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The Future of the Saudi Arabian Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2021, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.

Key Findings

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the largest defense spenders in the world, behind the US, China, and Russia, with a military budget valued at US$54.9 billion in 2016.

  • On a cumulative basis, the country is expected to invest US$391.7 billion for defense purposes, of which US$169.3 billion is earmarked for capital expenditure to fund defense procurements. The government’s well-defined military modernization plans along with its efforts to supress Houthi insurgency in Yemen as well as its support for rebel factions within Syria, are expected to stimulate the expenditure over the next few years

  • The MoD is expected to invest in Infantry Fighting vehicles (IFVs), Military-IT (Networking), and fighters & multi-role aircrafts over the coming years.

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This report offers detailed analysis of the Saudi Arabian defense industry with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • The Saudi Arabian defense industry market size and drivers: detailed analysis of the Saudi Arabian defense industry during 2017–2021, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for the industry. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns

  • Budget allocation and key challenges: insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget with respect to the army, navy, and air force. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country

  • Porter’s Five Force analysis of the Saudi Arabian defense industry: analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry

  • Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years

  • Market opportunities: details of the top five defense investment opportunities over the next 10 years

  • Competitive landscape and strategic insights: analysis of the competitive landscape of the Saudi Arabian defense industry. It provides an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis

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Reasons To Buy

  • This report will give the user confidence to make the correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of the Saudi Arabian defense industry market trends for the coming five years

  • The market opportunity section will inform the user about the various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues during the forecast period. The description includes technical specifications, recent orders, and the expected investment pattern by the country during the forecast period

  • Detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis wherever available. This will provide the user with a total competitive landscape of the sector

  • A deep qualitative analysis of the Saudi Arabian defense industry covering sections including demand drivers, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Trends and Growth Stimulators, and latest industry contracts

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1. What is this Report About?

1.2. Definitions

1.3. Summary Methodology

1.4. SDI Terrorism Index

1.5. About Strategic Defence Intelligence

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities

3.1. Defense Market Size Historical and Forecast

3.1.1. Saudi Arabian defense budget to grow at an estimated CAGR of 14.86% during 2017-2021

3.1.2. Strained relationship with Iran, military modernization programs, and the need to develop its indigenous defense sector to be key factors driving defense expenditure

3.1.3. Saudi Arabian defense expenditure as a percentage of GDP is expected to average 9.4% during the forecast period

3.2. Analysis of Defense Budget Allocation

3.2.1. Majority of the budget to be allocated for revenue expenditure

3.2.2. Capital expenditure is anticipated to record a CAGR of 14.02% during the forecast period

3.2.3. Per capita defense expenditure expected to increase over the forecast period

3.3. Homeland Security Market Size and Forecast

3.3.1. The homeland security market in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.51% during the forecast period

3.3.2. Border Security and Infrastructure along with cyber security will be the key factors driving homeland security

3.3.3. Saudi Arabia considered at ‘moderate risk’ of terrorist attack

3.3.4. Saudi Arabia faces moderate risk from terrorist organizations

3.4. Benchmarking with Key Global Markets

3.4.1. Saudi Arabia fifth largest defense spender

3.4.2. Saudi Arabia is expected to remain among the top five defense spending countries in the world

3.4.3. Saudi Arabia spent over 7.4% of its GDP on defense in 2016

3.5. Market Opportunities: Key Trends and Drivers

3.5.1. Fighters & Multi-Role Aircraft

3.5.2. Military IT – Networking

3.5.3. Infantry Fighting Vehicles

3.5.4. MRO for Multirole Aircraft

3.5.5. Infrastructure Construction

4 Defense Procurement Market Dynamics

4.1. Import Market Dynamics

4.1.1. Defense industry heavily relies on imports from foreign countries

4.1.2. The UK and the US are the key defense suppliers to Saudi Arabia

4.1.3. Aircraft to dominate Saudi Arabian defense imports

4.2. Export Market Dynamics

4.2.1. Saudi Arabia’s defense export market is negligible

5 Industry Dynamics

5.1. Five Forces Analysis

5.2. Bargaining power of supplier: Low to Medium

5.3. Bargaining power of buyer: Medium

5.4. Barrier to entry: Medium

5.5. Intensity of rivalry: High to Low

5.6. Threat of substitution: High

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