Qatar

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

Our comprehensive assessment of Qatar's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Qatar, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Qatar'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 Qatar before your competitors.

Qatar Country Risk

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Core Views Qatar's short-term political risk profile remains among the most stable in the region. Despite enjoying little in the way of democratic freedom, Qataris benefit from massive hydrocarbon...

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Qatar Industry Coverage (17)

Autos

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BMI View: This quarter, we maintain our forecast for nearly 100% growth in new vehicle sales over the 2015-2018 period, to reach more than 200,000 units sold.  Our positive outlook on the...

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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: Growth in Qatar's consumer electronics market will driven in value terms by strong demand for high value items , including smartphones and large screen TV sets, by wealthy consumers...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: We have raised our economic growth forecasts for Qatar and now project average annual real GDP growth of 5.7% between 2014 and the end of the decade, from 5.1% previously. Strong...

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Freight Transport

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The Qatari shipping sector continues to be dominated by the export of the country's key commodity, natural gas, through the export terminal of Ras Laffan. Much of this is transported by national...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Notwithstanding Qatar' s small population, which obviously limits sales volume , the country' s IT market is supported by high private consumption, a relatively wealthy...

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Infrastructure

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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-...

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Insurance

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As of late 2013, Qatar's insurance sector appears to be living up to its promise. The combination of strong economic growth and an official desire to promote financial services through the Qatar...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The small but rich Qatar has a medical device market res tricted by its population size , but p er capita expenditure is high,   ranking second in the Middle East...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Fuelled by the world's third largest proven conventional gas reserves, Qatar has positioned itself as the leading global exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Rising competition, led...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI's latest Qatar Petrochemicals Report examines the rising role of fertiliser in the sector, its prospects for growth and anticipated risks. Qatar is aiming to become one of the world leaders in...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Medicine prices are expected to decline shortly in Qatar amid the 'imminent' unification of medicine importation channels and the adoption of a new medicine pricing mechanism by the...

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Power

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BMI View:   The Qatari power sector is set for strong growth over the coming decade as the government continues to spend heavily on new infrastructure projects, and energy consumption...

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Real Estate

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BMI View:   The Qatar real estate sector will remain among the clear outperformers in the Middle East over the coming decade as a combination of economic and demographic factors drive demand for...

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Shipping

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The Qatari shipping sector continues to be dominated by the export of the country's key commodity, natural gas, through the export terminal of Ras Laffan. Much of this is carried by national carrier...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : Qatar's two telecoms service providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone Qatar will see strong subscriptions and revenue growth in the telecoms market over the medium term on the back of...

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Water

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BMI View: Qatar has one of the fastest growing and most well f u nded water sectors in the region with significant government funds being ploughed into water supply and sanitation. However, in...

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