Oman: In-depth PEST Insights

This PEST country analysis report on Oman 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 Oman through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

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

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

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


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Oman, 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 Oman'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 Oman in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

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

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

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key highlights 2

Key developments in January 2018 September 2018 3

Key Facts and Geographic Location 8

Key facts 8

Geographical location 8

Political Landscape 10

Summary 10

Evolution 11

Structure and policies 12

Key political figures 12

Structure of government 12

Key policies 12

Economic and social 12

Foreign and defense policies 13

Performance 13

Governance indicators 13

Economic Landscape 15

Summary 15

Evolution 15

Structure and policies 17

Financial system 17

Performance 17

Overview 17

GDP and growth rate 17

Fiscal indicators 22

International investment position 23

Monetary situation 24

Social Landscape 25

Summary 25

Evolution 25

Structure and policies 25

Demographic composition 25

Education 26

Healthcare 26

Performance 27

Education 27

Healthcare 27

Technological Landscape 28

Summary 28

Evolution 28

Structure and policies 28

Performance 28

Telecommunications and Internet 28

Appendix 30

Ask the analyst 30

About MarketLine 30

Disclaimer 30

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Oman key facts, 2018 8

Table 2: Mid-year population by age (% of total population), 2017 26

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Oman 9

Figure 2: Oman key political events timeline 11

Figure 3: Oman key political figures 12

Figure 4: Evolution of GDP growth in Oman, 200617 16

Figure 5: GDP and GDP growth rate of Oman (constant prices), 201222f 17

Figure 6: Sector-specific GDP in Oman, 2017 18

Figure 7: Agricultural output in Oman, 201017 20

Figure 8: Industrial output in Oman, 201017 21

Figure 9: Services output in Oman, 201017 22

Figure 10: Total export and import by Oman (2011-2016) 23

Figure 11: Consumer price index and consumer price index-based inflation in Oman, 201222f 24

Figure 12: Health expenditure 200817 27

Figure 13: Internet user and penetration 201016 29


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