Saudi Arabia



WB, 2012

Population density


WB, 2012

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - M. USD


WB, 2012

Capital stock - M. USD


UNISDR, 2015

Social expenditure - M. USD


WB, 2012

Total Reserves - M. USD


WB, 2012

Basic Country Statistics and Indicators (2014)

What's this?
- Population, GDP, GFCF, Gross savings, Total reserves (World Bank Development indicators. More information can be found in "Indicators definitions and sources".)
- Capital stock (Global Exposure Database 2014. Di Bono, 2014)
- Social expenditure (International Labour Organisation, ILO: Total Social Protection expenditure, 2012; Public Health Care expenditure, 2012; World Bank Development indicators, Public Education expenditure, 2011)
- Rule of law, Government effectiveness, Voice and accountability, Control of corruption (World Bank Governance indicators.
- Pop living in slums (Indicadores de los Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio
- Ecological footprint (Global Footprint Network
- Environmental performance index, Forest change (Environmental Performance Index, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN); Columbia University
Population people 28,828,870
Urban % Total population 82.719
Rural % Total population 17.281
Urban population growth % Annual 2.147
Population density People / km2 13.4
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Million US$ 745,272.533
GDP per capita Million US$ 25,961.808
Capital stock Million US$ 2,141,419
GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation) Million US$ 173,661.867
Social Expenditure Million US$ 38,291
Gross Savings Million US$ 347,127.333
Total reserves Million US$ 725,291.749

Internationally Reported Losses 1990 - 2014 EMDAT

What's this?
For a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- Ten (10) or more people reported killed.
- Hundred (100) or more people reported affected.
- Declaration of a state of emergency.
- Call for international assistance.

CRED EM-DAT (Feb. 2015) : The OFDA/CRED - International Disaster Database Université catholique de Louvain Brussels - Belgium.



Economic issues

10-year moving average 2005-2014
Events 1
Deaths 32
Economic loss (,000 US$) 120,000

Probabilistic risk results

Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

What's this?
The Average Annual Loss (AAL) is the expected loss per annum associated to the occurrence of future perils assuming a very long observation timeframe. It considers the damage caused on the exposed elements by small, moderate and extreme events and results a useful and robust metric for risk ranking and comparisons.
[Million US$]
stock [%]
exp [%]
Reserves [%]
Savings [%]
Earthquake 162.74 0.008 0.094 0.425 0.022 0.047
Multi-Hazard 162.74 0.008 0.094 0.425 0.022 0.047

Hazard contribution to AAL

Probable Maximum Loss (PML)

What's this?
The Probable Maximum Loss (PML) is a risk metric that represents the maximum loss that could be expected, on average, within a given number of years. PML is widely used to establish limits related to the size of reserves that, for example, insurance companies or a government should have available to buffer losses: the higher the return period, the higher the expected loss. PML always have associated a mean return period.

Mean return period in years - Values for hazard are in million US$

20 50 100 250 500 1000 1500
Earthquake 252 535 1,018 2,412 4,443 7,772 10,416
Wind 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Storm Surge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tsunami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Exposure to volcano

Number of volcanoes 10
Total population living within 30km from a volcano 637,123
% of population living with 30km distance from a volcano 2

INFORM 2015 Risk Index

What's this?
The INFORM model adopts the three aspects of vulnerability reflected in the UNISDR definition. The aspects of physical exposure and physical vulnerability are integrated in the hazard & exposure dimension, the aspect of fragility of the socio-economic system becomes INFORM's vulnerability dimension while lack of resilience to cope and recover is treated under the lack of coping capacity dimension.
INFORM 2015 risk index map

  Value Rank Trend
Hazard 2.71 95 DOWN
Vulnerability 1.84 144 EQUAL
Coping Capacity 4.33 117 EQUAL