Business Monitor International

Qatar Infrastructure Report

Published 24 November 2014

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Qatar Infrastructure Report

BMI View: Qatar's construction industry has performed extremely strongly over 2014, causing us to upgrade our short and long-term forecasts for real growth.   The numerous large scale infrastructure projects entering construction over 2014, such as the Doha Metro and further elements of Doha's new port, will keep growth rates elevated over 2015 . The industry is navigating capacity constraints seemingly well, although we still belie ve price pressures will be felt over the medium term.  

After growing 18% in H114, Qatar has further extended its lead as the fastest growing market in the GCC and remains one of our favourite construction markets, buoyed by huge government investment and growing consumer demand. BMI's Country Risk team believes Qatari economic activity will continue to expand at a strong pace throughout 2015, driven primarily by growth in the non-oil sector and the government's fiscal policy is set to remain strongly supportive of the construction sector. Robust private consumption on the back of a fast-growing population, large government spending commitments, and continued progress on infrastructure projects will lead the residential and non-residential sector, in particular, to outperform over the long-term.

Key Trends And Developments

  • Ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and in line with the country's 2030 Vision development plan, Qatar's spending on infrastructure is expected to reach about USD150bn over the next decade. A series of infrastructure projects are in the pipeline, including a USD20bn investment in roads; USD40bn to be invested in railways; USD4bn to be invested in stadiums; USD8bn to be spent on a deep-water seaport; tens of thousands of hotel rooms to be built and even a new city. We forecast average real growth in the construction sector between 2015 and 2023 of 9.8%.

  • With USD67bn of transport projects in our Infrastructure Key Projects Database at the planning stage or under construction, which has been added...

Table of Contents

BMI View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Qatar 2012-2017)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Qatar 2018-2023)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Qatar 2012-2017)
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Qatar 2018-2023)
Table: Major Construction Elements of Doha Port Project
Table: BMI Key Projects Database - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Qatar 2012-2017)
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Qatar 2018-2023)
Table: Major Projects Energy And Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Table: Major Projects Residential And Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: MENA Infrastructure Risk / Reward Ratings
Qatar - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Infrastructure Companies
Company Profile
Consolidated Contractors Company
Global Industry Overview
Global Infrastructure Overview
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Qatar Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Qatar Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Qatari infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

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


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).

Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.

The Reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).

BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and  demographic data points to provides indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and 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 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.


The infrastructure Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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