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MEED Insights: Saudi Arabia 2018 - New opportunities in the Middle East’s biggest market

MEED Insights: Saudi Arabia 2018 - New opportunities in the Middle East’s biggest market

Summary

With more than $1.4tn worth of major projects planned or underway, Saudi Arabia is by far the biggest projects market in the MENA region. It is home to almost half of all projects planned in the GCC. Success in Saudi Arabia underpins success in the region. With the launch of the $500bn Neom future city project in late 2017 marked the start of a new phase of development for the giant Saudi Arabian economy - presenting numerous investment and business opportunities across all sectors.

There has never been a better time to engage with Saudi Arabia. With confidence returning to the global energy markets, oil prices are rising once again and momentum is building behind the kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic transformation programme.

The report MEED Insights: Saudi Arabia 2018 - New opportunities in the Middle East’s biggest market, examines the outlook for business in the region and explains how and where the next great opportunities are emerging. Helping companies navigate the kingdom’s huge and rapidly changing market, the report provides all the latest data and essential insight that will help you adapt your business to be able to compete successfully and win business in the region’s biggest and most exciting market.

Packed with all the latest data, maps, charts, client and contractor details and unrivaled blend of market-leading data and expert analysis, Saudi Arabia 2018 is a must-have and up-to-date guide for companies seeking to work in the region.

Scope

This report covers all of the major sectors of the Saudi economy, including -

  • The government and economy of Saudi Arabia
  • The Vision 2030 transformation
  • Saudi Arabia’s megaprojects: Neom future city and other key projects
  • Saudi Arabia’s projects market
  • Saudi Aramco and the Saudi oil & gas industry
  • Petrochemicals investment in Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi construction market outlook
  • Mining and metals
  • Manufacturing
  • The transformation of Saudi Arabia’s power market
  • Renewable and alternative energy in Saudi Arabia
  • Water and wastewater in Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabian railways and metros
  • Saudi Arabian ports
  • Airports and aviation in Saudi Arabia
  • Doing business in Saudi Arabia in 2018.
Reasons to buy

The report includes special sections that focus on the implications of Vision 2030 and the NTP that will help you understand the road ahead for the kingdom -
  • Be informed: Understand the changes taking place in the kingdom and what they mean to you
  • Identify project opportunities being created as a result of the government drive
  • Access key data on current and future size of each sector
  • Understand changes in the key government agencies and what these means for business
  • Identify and plan for new risks and emerging challenges in the kingdom
  • Understand the priorities for key clients such as Saudi Aramco, Saudi Electricity Company, Makkah & Medina Development Corporation and the Saudi Railways Organisation.


1 Executive summary
2 National transformation
2.1 Vision 2030: Progress Report
2.1.1 Social reforms
2.1.2 Transformational megaprojects
2.1.3 The rise of PIF
2.1.4 Aramco IPO
2.1.5 Privatisation and PPP
2.1.6 Corruption crackdown
2.1.7 NTP 2.0
2.2 Vision 2030 targets
2.2.1 Economy
2.2.2 Project spending
2.2.3 Public Investment Fund (PIF)
2.2.4 Oil & gas
2.2.5 Tourism & culture
2.2.6 Homeownership & housing
2.2.7 Healthcare
2.2.8 Education
2.2.9 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
2.2.10 Job market
2.2.11 Private sector
2.2.12 Defence
2.2.13 Mining
2.2.14 Renewables & waste management
2.2.15 Transport & logistics
2.2.16 GCC
2.2.17 Food & agriculture
2.2.18 Digital economy
2.3 National Transformation Programme (NTP)
2.3.1 Moving away from oil
2.3.2 National Project Management Office
2.3.3 NTP targets
3 Government
3.1 Change in the ruling family
3.2 Relations with the US
3.3 Regional diplomacy and conflict
3.4 Saudi Arabia and world oil
3.5 Economic and social development
3.6 Social reforms
4 Economy
4.1 GDP
4.2 Inflation
4.3 Oil production
4.4 Government finances
4.4.1 Government debt
4.5 Balance of payments
4.6 Banking and monetary policy
4.7 The stock market
4.8 Labour market
4.9 The economy in 2017-20
4.9.1 The oil market
4.9.2 Budget 2018
4.9.3 Medium-term financial strategy
4.10 MEED forecast to 2020
4.10.1 GDP
4.10.2 The budget
4.10.3 Government debt
4.10.4 Exports, imports and the current account
4.11 Saudi Aramco IPO
4.12 The IMF view
4.13 Credit rating agencies
5 Projects market
5.1 Spending drivers
5.2 Outlook
5.3 Leading contractors
5.4 Leading clients
5.5 Megaprojects
6 Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals
6.1 Overview
6.2 Vision 2030
6.3 Energy sector structure
6.4 Saudi Aramco
6.4.1 Aramco IPO
6.4.2 Tax rate cuts
6.5 Upstream oil
6.5.1 Resource depletion
6.5.2 Onshore capital projects
6.5.3 Exploration
6.5.4 Export infrastructure
6.5.5 Oil production
6.6 Natural gas
6.6.1 Master gas system expansion
6.6.2 Wasit gas development
6.6.3 Haradh and Hawiyah gas processing
6.6.4 Unconventional gas
6.6.5 Shaybah NGL
6.6.6 Empty Quarter
6.6.7 Midyan project
6.6.8 Gas demand
6.6.9 Fuel reforms
6.7 Refining
6.7.1 Refinery projects
6.8 Petrochemicals
6.8.1 Feedstock issues
6.8.2 Refining petrochemicals integration initiative
6.8.3 Key companies
6.9 Projects market
6.9.1 Leading contractors
7 Mining and natural resources
7.1 Investment
7.2 Gold and base metals
7.3 Phosphate
7.4 Aluminium and bauxite
7.5 Industrial minerals
7.6 Exploration
7.7 Vision 2030 targets
8 Industry
8.1 Diversification
8.1.1 Incentives
8.1.2 Industrial cities
8.1.3 Challenges
8.1.4 Employment
8.2 Automotive
8.3 Polysilicon
8.4 Cement
8.5 Steel
8.6 Aluminium
8.7 Fertilisers
8.8 Outlook
8.9 Vision 2030 targets
8.10 Defence
9 Power
9.1 Overview
9.2 Supply & demand
9.3 Power generation projects
9.4 Upcoming projects
9.5 Conversion projects
9.6 Steam plants
9.7 Decommissioning
9.8 Private power market
9.9 Developers
9.10 SEC privatisation
9.11 SWCC privatisation
9.12 Fuel & alternative energy
9.13 Renewable energy
9.13.1 NREP projects
9.13.2 Other projects
9.14 Nuclear
9.15 Energy efficiency
9.16 Transmission & distribution
10 Desalination
10.1 Supply/demand
10.2 Saline Water Conversion Corporation
10.3 Private developers
10.4 Future private projects
10.5 Decommissioning
10.6 Future projects
10.7 Privatisation
11 Wastewater
11.1 Management contracts
11.1.1 Future private sector partnerships
11.2 Future spending
11.3 Groundwater
11.4 Treated sewage effluent
11.5 Marafiq
12 Construction
12.1 Contractors and the government
12.2 PPP projects
12.3 Real estate
12.4 Healthcare
12.5 Education
12.6 Roads
13 Rail
13.1 Railway masterplan
13.2 Structure of the rail industry
13.3 Mainline
13.3.1 North-South Railway
13.3.2 Haramain high-speed railway
13.3.3 Saudi Landbridge
13.3.4 Other lines
13.3.5 Mainline railways - PPP
13.4 Metro/ light rail transit
13.4.1 Urban rail - PPP
13.4.2 Riyadh Metro
13.4.3 Mecca Metro
13.4.4 Medina Metro
13.4.5 Jeddah Metro
13.4.6 Dammam Metro
13.5 Monorail
14 Aviation
14.1 Airport projects
14.1.1 Planned and unawarded projects
14.2 Market liberalisation
15 Ports
15.1 Sector drivers
15.2 Major ports
15.3 Projects and investments
15.4 The missing port-rail link
15.5 Privatisation
15.6 Vision 2030 targets
16 Doing Business
16.1 Trading with Saudi Arabia
16.2 Doing business with the public sector
16.3 Taxation
16.4 Employment law
16.5 Intellectual property
16.6 Enforcing contracts, resolving disputes and liquidating a business
17 Appendix

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