Saudi Arabia project market grey by YoY 13% and the energy sector grew by YoY 14%
The GCC Projects market grew by 5% YoY in 2019
YoY project announcement and completion in the GCC increased by 4% and 3% respectively
UAE leads in projects awards across the GCC
Saudi Arabia energy sector grew by 24% YoY, while Oman’s grew by 23% YoY
The GCC construction market is estimated at USD 2.5 trillion, with over 25,000 active projects at the end of the year 2019. BNC Network, the largest construction intelligence platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), issued the 14th edition of the BNC Projects Journal titled: The Wild 20’s. The latest BNC Projects Journal states that the overall GCC construction market was stable in December 2019, and grew 5% over the course of the last 12 months.
“The 2020's promises to usher in new responsibilities for each GCC country as they work towards creating economic independence without a hydrocarbon safety net." said Avin Gidwani, CEO of Industry Networks..
Saudi Arabia registered a 13% YoY growth, led by the energy sector with YoY 24% growth, followed by urban construction and industrial, which both grew by 13% YoY. About 38% of all awards and 46% of project announcements across the GCC were in KSA.
“Saudi Arabia is setting the country up as the prime growth market for construction businesses in the years ahead as these projects get designed, engineered and ready for execution.” mentioned Avin Gidwani.
The UAE saw only a marginal YoY drop in its project market as it was rescued by the growth in the energy and industrial sectors as urban construction sector which contributes 58% of the project market, contracted by 5%. The UAE still led project awards in 2019, contributing 38% of all GCC contract awards.
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Industry Networks FZC created the BNC Network to serve the construction industry with project intelligence in 2004. BNC Network is the largest project intelligence database in the MENA region, with 32,600+ live construction projects estimated at US$ 9.8 trillion (AED 36 trillion) spanning the urban construction, oil & gas, transportation, utilities and industrial sectors.
Industry Networks publishes a monthly Projects Journal to provide the industry with the real story of construction as it happens based on the 5,000+ construction project updates it processes every month.
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