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Oman Freight Transport Report

Published 22 November 2013

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Oman Freight Transport Report

Volumes handled on Oman's freight transport network are set to enjoy strong growth over the coming years. The sector will benefit not only from a rapidly growing economy, and consumer base, but also sizeable investment. This will not only benefit the sector directly, through the construction of a new railway line, investment in airports, and new terminals at the country's ports, but will also develop industries heavily reliant on the freight network system. An example of this is Vale's iron ore pelletising plant at Sohar, which generates considerable traffic of dry bulk ships at the port of Sohar.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2014 tonnage throughput at Salalah is forecast to reach 9.22mn tonnes on growth of 12.3%, with growth to average 6.7% to 2018.

  • 2014 total tonnage throughput at Sohar is forecast to reach 58.23mn tonnes, year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 15.0%. Growth over the medium term to average 24.1%, due to the transfer of operations from Sultan Qaboos.

  • 2014 air freight volumes forecast to grow by 9.7% and to average 6.9% over the medium term to 2018.

  • 2014 Oman total trade real growth is forecast at 5.3%, and set to average 1.6% to 2018.

Key Industry Trends

Oman's Aviation Investments Underpin Air Logistics Growth: The Omani authorities are seeking to boost the nation's emerging status as a regional hub for air logistics in the Middle East. The Omani Public Authority for Civil Aviation has overseen investments in the nation's air cargo infrastructure, supporting the state's growing aviation sector.

Government Launches Tender For National Railway Network: The Omani government launched a much-awaited Tender 4/2013 for the preliminary design of Oman's National Railway Network on February 10 2013, initiating the implementation of the project worth around OMR6bn (US$15.54bn). The scheme will be monitored by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and will add a rail component to the multimodal transportation system of the country for the first time....

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
5
SWOT Analysis
7
Oman Freight Transport Industry SWOT
7
Oman Political SWOT
7
Oman Economic SWOT
8
Oman Business Environment SWOT
8
Industry Trends And Developments
9
Rail
9
Air
9
Maritime
12
Market Overview
19
Industry Forecast
22
Macroeconomic Outlook
22
Maritime Freight
22
Table: Maritime Freight, 2010-2017
23
Air Freight
24
Table: Air Freight, 2010-2017
24
Trade
24
Table: Trade Overview, 2010-2017
25
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2010-2017
25
Table: Main Import Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009
26
Table: Main Export Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009
27
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
28
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts
29
Table: Middle East Outperforms In Terms of Passenger Growth
33
Political Outlook
38
Domestic Politics
38
Long-Term Political Outlook
39
Macroeconomic Outlook
42
Table: Oman - Gdp By Expenditure, Current Prices Breakdown, 2008-2016
44
Company Profiles
45
Oman Shipping Company (OSC)
45
Sohar Industrial Port Co (SIPC)
48
Country Snapshot
50
Table: Oman's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
51
Table: Oman's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
52
Table: Oman's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
53
Table: Oman's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
53
BMI Methodology
54
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
54
Transport Industry
54
Sources
55

The Oman Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s Oman Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Omani freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Oman to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Omani freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Oman.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the freight sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Industry Trends And Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and macroeconomic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Transport Sector: Sector Value (US$bn); sector real growth (%); employment (`000); total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes)

Trade: Exports and imports (US$mn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top-5 import and export trade partners (US$mn); imports/exports to each global region (US$mn)

Port Data: Throughput (`000 tonnes) and container throughput (TEU) for all major ports in the state

Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (US$/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs

Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (US$bn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (US$); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)

Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

Political Outlook

The freight reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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