Qatars Construction Industry to Continue to Grow, Despite Low Oil Prices, According to a New Study on ASDReports

Monday 22 February 2016, Amsterdam

Market Research Report Press Release A new report, now available on ASDReports, Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) signals continued evidence of Qatar’s construction growth, driven by the National Vision 2030 – the country’s economic diversification policy – and the preparations for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

During the review period (2011–2015), the industry’s output value in real terms expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% - increasing from US$20.8 billion in 2011 to US$37.2 billion in 2015, and measured at constant 2010 prices and US dollar exchange rates. High levels of spending on infrastructure have been a key factor in driving the industry’s growth; with the government aiming to develop the economy in a way that it becomes more diverse and less reliant on the oil and gas sector.

Low oil prices create a downside risk to the forecast, given the impact this is having on investment plans. However, in the next five years the industry’s output value is expected to register a CAGR of 9.7%, to value US$59 billion in 2020. The hosting of the 2022 Fifa World Cup will be one of the major drivers of this growth as the government is planning to boost spending on infrastructure, stadia and commercial buildings to support the event.

Other important factors that will aid the industry’s growth are the government’s initiatives to improve the transport and tourism infrastructure, while addressing the country’s housing shortage and modernizing energy delivery by increasing the volume of renewable schemes. Accordingly, the Qatari government introduced the National Development strategy 2011–2016 and the Qatar National Vision 2030. These plans will create demand for construction services over the next five years.

Commercial construction will remain the top market

Commercial construction is set to remain the largest sector over the next five years, driven by expanding retail and tourism sectors. The government aims to attract new investments in the country’s tourism sector under the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030. Moreover, with an investment of US$15.8 billion, United Development Company (UDC) is developing the Pearl Qatar project in Doha which involves the construction of mixed-use facilities on a 400ha area. The project will enhance residential housing capacity, hospitality, commercial and retail facilities, with the aim to improve infrastructure and to attract more tourists.
Construction in Qatar - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Construction in Qatar - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Publish date : February 2016
Report code : ASDR-254896
Pages : 66

Construction in Qatar - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2023

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Publish date : March 2019
Report code : ASDR-482477
Pages : March 2019

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