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Qatar Infrastructure Report

Published 29 July 2014

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Qatar Infrastructure Report

BMI View: With our new subsector forecasts , it is ever more clear that Qatar's construction sector is performing well. W e have increased our real growth estimations for 2013 and our medium-term forecasts. In 2014, we now forecast the industry will grow in real terms by 11.8% year-on-year, as the transport projects such as the Doha Metro and New Port Project take off. Over the longer term we expect the driver of growth to increasingly be the residential and non-residential sector, which will be able to leverage off improved infrastructure to cater for increased demand from a growing population and increased arrivals for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the market has been under pressure on a number of fronts, with rising price inflation caused by materials shortages and worker safety featuring in the world's media. Constraints in the market are likely to decrease profit margins , owing to continuously rising construction costs.

Qatar remains one of our favourite construction markets in the GCC, buoyed by huge government investment and growing consumer demand. This is a product of strong economic growth in the country owing to its vast natural gas reserves and increasingly diverse economy. BMI's Country Risk team believes Qatari economic activity will continue to expand at a strong pace throughout 2014, driven primarily by growth in the non-oil sector. Robust private consumption on the back of a fast-growing population, large government spending commitments, and continued progress on infrastructure projects by public enterprises will support growth over the coming quarters. Fiscal policy is set to remain strongly supportive of the economy. The government has signalled its intention to ratchet up current spending and investment expenditure over FY2013/14 (fiscal year running from April to March).

In line with the expectation for robust economic performance, we have increased our forecasts for 2014 and the medium-term time horizon.

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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
Qatar - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Middle East And North Africa - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Table: MENA Infrastructure Risk / Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Infrastructure Companies
Company Profile
Consolidated Contractors Company
Global Industry Overview
Middle East/North Africa Presents Strongest Investment Profile
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 multinational and national company developments.

These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).

Industry Trends

Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:

Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.

Building Materials Overview

The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.

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 & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).

Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).

Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).

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 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.

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