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Railway Infrastructure Spending Market in Saudi Arabia 2016-2020

About Railway Infrastructure Spending Market in Saudi Arabia

Before 2010, Saudi Arabia had a small railway network, with a 278.9 miles passenger line and a 556-km freight line, linking Riyadh and Gulf port of Damam via Haradh. Until 2010, the railways were the least developed means of transport in the country.

However, since 2010, investments in the expansion of new railway lines have surged because of the government's attempt to reduce dependency on oil-based revenues and seek new investments in the travel and tourism sector. The government, currently, plans to substantially expand the rail network for better connectivity across some of the major cities and religious places in Saudi Arabia.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the railway infrastructure spending market in Saudi Arabia to grow at a CAGR of 7.88% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the railway infrastructure spending market in Saudi Arabia during the period 2016-2020. The report considers the investments made by the government of Saudi Arabia in railway infrastructure construction. The market size has been calculated based on the budget allocation for the infrastructure and transportation sectors.Technavio's report, Railway Infrastructure Spending Market in Saudi Arabia 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Al-Khodari
  • Saudconsult
  • Saudi Binladin
  • Tarouk
Other prominent vendors
  • Al-Ayuni
  • Al Rajhi Construction
  • Al-Rashid Trading & Contacting
  • China Railway Engineering
  • El Seif Engineering Contracting
  • Mohammed Ali Al Swailem
  • Saudconsult
  • Saudi Binladin
  • Tarouk
Market driver
  • Development of new economic cities
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Hostile climatic conditions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increase in green building practices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Railway Infrastructure Spending Market in Saudi Arabia 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Railway Infrastructure Spending Market in Saudi Arabia: Al-Khodari, Saudconsult, Saudi Binladin and Tarouk.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Al-Ayuni, Al Rajhi Construction, Al-Rashid Trading & Contacting, China Railway Engineering, El Seif Engineering Contracting, Mohammed Ali Al Swailem, Saudconsult, Saudi Binladin and Tarouk.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing awareness of sustainability has resulted in an increase in the use of natural resources in many infrastructure and construction projects in Saudi Arabia. The government is focusing on the development of green infrastructure and buildings to reduce the environmental impact from the use of conventional materials and increase the efficient use of energy.”

According to the report, the expansion of new cities has increased emphasis on the development of transport infrastructure. Better connectivity through railways will ease freight traffic movement within the country and in the international market, boosting trade services and exports in the country. Rising investments in the development of economic cities will stimulate spending on railway infrastructure during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that Saudi Arabia has an extremely hot climate, characterized by high temperatures and sandstorms. . Maintaining high levels of safety in such hostile climatic conditions is a critical challenge for construction companies in this country.

Companies Mentioned

Al-Khodari, Saudconsult, Saudi Binladin,Tarouk, Al-Ayuni, Al Rajhi Construction, Al-Rashid Trading & Contacting, China Railway Engineering, El Seif Engineering Contracting, Mohammed Ali Al Swailem, Saudconsult, Saudi Binladin, Tarouk.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Industry overview
    • GCC overview
      • Table GCC Countries
    • Tendering and bidding in GCC
      • Table Comparison of GCC countries 2014
    • Infrastructure spending in GCC countries
    • GCC countries in railway sector
      • Table Projected share of railways in cargo transportation by country in GCC 2020
      • Table Ease of doing business in GCC countries
      • Table Dealing with construction permits in 2014 for GCC countries
      • Table Global competitiveness rank in GCC countries
      • Table Railway infrastructure spending in GCC 2015
      • Table GCC countries railway infrastructure spending share in 2015
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Saudi Arabia: Sector-wise contribution to GDP 2014
      • Table Infrastructure spending in Saudi Arabia 2011-2014 ($ billions)
    • Major upcoming metro rail projects in Saudi Arabia
      • Table Activity of railway network according to eighth development plan
      • Table Other railway projects in GCC
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Railway infrastructure spending in Saudi Arabia ($ billions)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market drivers
    • Development of new economic cities
    • Increased investments by SRO
    • Increase in exports through railways
    • Growth in tourism in Saudi Arabia
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Hostile climatic conditions
    • Cost overruns and delays
    • Lack of skilled work force
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of technology in railway signaling
    • Increased focus on sustainable infrastructure development
    • Increased adoption of PPP in railway projects
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key consortiums in Riyadh metro project
      • Table Planned Riyadh metro network
    • Prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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