Oman

In-depth country-focused analysis on Oman's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Oman's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Oman, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Oman's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Oman before your competitors.

Oman Country Risk

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Core Views Yemen's political crisis remains in full swing. Although the national reconciliation conference decided that Yemen will become a federal state, we remain pessimistic about the prospects...

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Oman Industry Coverage (14)

Autos

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This quarter, BMI has revised down its 2014 new vehicle sales forecasts for Oman, following a first half of 2014 when new vehicle sales only increased slightly, by 1.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 107,...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Vendors have continued to report strong revenue growth in Oman, fuelled by new technologies and products, as well as retail channel expansion. An evolving retail landscape and growing...

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Freight Transport

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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...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The total size of the Omani IT market in 2014 is forecast by B MI to be worth OMR174mn, up from an estimated OMR164mn in 2013. Several trends are driving spending growth in the IT...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We currently forecast Oman's construction industry growth to reach 6.4% and peak at 6.7% in 2015. This is on the back of robust growth estimated in 2013 and a strong project pipeline,...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, we anticipate that Oman's insurance sector will achieve steady growth. As a whole, the sector will remain small and under-developed. We envisage that...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   Espicom estimates the Omani market for medical devices stood at US$ 111.6 mn in 2013, equal to US$3 1 .0 per capita. Imports will account for the majority of the market...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   While Oman has made impressive gains in oil production in recent years, the country's production levels will reach its peak in 2016. Gradual increases in Omani domestic consumption...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Oman's strong demand for patented innovative drugs, driven by its traditional wealth, especially among the sizeable expatriate community, will continue to attract multinational company...

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Shipping

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Oman continues to develop into a regional powerhouse for the shipping and transhipment of dry bulk goods such as iron ore. To this end a new port is being constructed at Duqm and new cargo terminals...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Oman's mobile, fixed-line and broadband markets continued to grow in Q114, despite relatively high penetration rates. This was largely due to population growth and the uptake of new...

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Tourism

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BMI View: The Oman Tourism Report explores the investment potential that Oman offe rs to large tourist industries, p articularly global hotel groups, as they seek to maximise the growth...

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Water

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BMI View: We anticipate that Oman's water sector will remain active for the duration of our five-year forecast period to 2018 , with a series of projects across production, distribution...

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