Iran In-depth PEST Insights

This PEST country analysis report on Iran provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


– Understand the political system in Iran through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

– Understand the economic situation in Iran through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

– Understand customer demographics in Iran through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

– Understand the technological landscape in Iran through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Iran , as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

– The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Iran 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

– The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

Reasons to buy

- What is the outlook in Iran in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Iran perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Iran perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Iran perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.1. Catalyst

1.2. Summary

1.2.1. Key highlights

1.3. Key developments (February 2020 - January 2021)

1.4. Impact of COVID-19 on the Iranian economy

1.4.1. Snapshot

1.4.2. Government measures Lockdown Travel ban Stimulus

1.4.3. Impact COVID-19 on the economy


2.1. Key facts

2.2. Geographical location


3.1. Summary

3.2. Evolution

3.3. Structure and policies

3.3.1. Key political figures

3.3.2. Structure of government

3.3.3. Key policies

3.3.4. Economic

3.3.5. Social

3.3.6. Foreign and defense policies

3.4. Performance

3.4.1. Governance indicators


4.1. Summary

4.2. Evolution

4.3. Structure and policies

4.3.1. Financial system

4.4. Performance

4.4.1. GDP and growth rate

4.4.2. Fiscal situation

4.4.3. International investment position

4.4.4. Monetary situation

4.4.5. Consumer price index inflation

4.4.6. Unemployment


5.1. Summary

5.2. Evolution

5.3. Structure and policies

5.3.1. Demographic composition

5.3.2. Education

5.3.3. Healthcare

5.4. Performance

5.4.1. Healthcare

5.4.2. Education


6.1. Summary

6.2. Evolution

6.3. Structure and policies

6.3.1. Intellectual Property

6.3.2. Research and development

6.4. Performance

6.4.1. Mobile and internet


7.1. Ask the analyst

7.2. About MarketLine

7.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Iran – Key Facts, 2021

Table 2: Iran – Mid-year Population by Gender (% of Total Population), 2020e

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Iran, 2021

Figure 2: Iran – Key Political Events Timeline

Figure 3: Iran – Key Political Figures

Figure 4: Iran – Evolution of GDP Growth, 2011-2020e

Figure 5: Iran – GDP and GDP Growth Rate (Constant Prices), 2016-2025f

Figure 6: Iran – Sector-specific GDP, 2020e

Figure 7: Iran – Agriculture Output (IRR Trillion/%), 2016-2021f

Figure 8: Iran – Industry Output (IRR Trillion/%), 2016-2021f

Figure 9: Iran – Services Output (IRR Trillion/%), 2016-2021f

Figure 10: Iran – General Government Net Lending/Borrowing (IRR Trillion/% of GDP), 2016-2025f

Figure 11: Iran – Current Account Balance (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2016-2025f

Figure 12: Iran – General Government Gross Debt (IRR Trillion/% of GDP), 2016-2025f

Figure 13: Iran – Volume of Exports and Imports of Goods and Services (%), 2016-2025f

Figure 14: Iran – Consumer Price Index and CPI-based Inflation in Iran, 2016-2025f

Figure 15: Iran – Unemployment in Iran (%), 2016-2025f

Figure 16: Iran – Religious Composition, 2011

Figure 17: Iran – Expenditure on Healthcare (US$ Billion/%), 2012-2018

Figure 18: Iran – Gross and Net Enrollment Ratio in Primary Education (%), 2011-2017

Figure 19: Iran – Patents Granted per Million Population, 2011-2020

Figure 20: Iran – Internet Users (Millions/% of Population), 2016-2020e


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