The General Authority of Statistics of Saudi Arabia has released the input-output tables this year for 2018, 2019, and 2020 (GaStat, 2022).
These releases have extended the number of sectors representing the Saudi Arabian economy to 20 from the 13 sectors typically reported in GDP official reports. This disaggregation of sectors in the input-output table is valuable for analyzing new sector developments and targeted sectors in part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan. An advantage of input-output analysis is measuring the overall economic adjustments made through changes in final demand. Using input-output analysis, we measure the effects of various policies on value-added, household income, and job creation. Additionally, it offers insights into the development of linkages and interdependencies across economic sectors.