Holding one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world, Qatar has quickly transformed itself into a developed economy and has left the rest of Middle East behind. But the drawback of this single source economic development has meant that Qatar’s revenue (around 83%) is totally dependent on the international prices of oil and gas. Taking this into consideration the government has pushed for heavy investment in several key sectors where it has been totally reliant on exports. Qatar is one of the few MENA countries which have shown an active interest in promoting the growth of investment.
As an investment destination, Qatar has a few parallels with the government extending SOPS to any company investing in the priority sectors. A few incentives have been listed below:
- Key benefits that include low electricity, water and gas consumption charges.
- Lands allocated for Industrial purposes that can be leased for nominal prices (starting at one Qatari Riyal).
- Zero taxes on importing heavy machines, equipments, spare parts and raw materials
- Zero taxes on exports, individuals, quantitative imports with no restrictions on foreign currency exchange and overseas profit transfer.
- Flexible immigration and residence laws for highly skilled and unskilled workforce.
- Easy access to global markets via air and marine cargo networks that connect Qatar to the rest of the world.
- Up to 25% ownership of Qatari shareholding companies that are publicly listed in Qatar Exchange.
Each worker in Qatar’s non-oil and gas economy produced less output in 2012 than in 2006. At an aggregate level, measured output per head in that part of the economy declined at an annual average rate of 4%. This hints that Qatar could be operating below its potential. Closing the gap to that potential could provide a future boost to growth in the non-oil and gas economy. Certain sectors in Qatari economy need massive investment to reduce the reliance of hydro-carbon based revenues. Sectors like agriculture, healthcare cosmetics and fitness, water, manufacturing, chemicals and ICT present a host of investment opportunities. This report on the outlook for lucrative investment areas reviews the potential future returns, technological advancements, regulations and market responses so as to provide a detailed but clear perspective on the potential implications for the growth prospects of these sectors for the next five years using past historical data and analysis.
Key questions that will be answered:
- What are the virgin investments in Qatar?
- What kind of growth can these sectors see in the next five years?
- With investments pouring in how will the Qatari stock market react and which companies stand to gain the most?
- Is there a viable market for these goods and services?
- Do any kinds of entry barriers exist?
- How much can one invest in these sectors?
- Financial analysis of expected returns?
- Financial analysis and forecasts in these sectors?
- What are the regulations in place?
- What kinds of support in terms of SOPs are present in these sectors?
Who will benefit from this report?
Agriculture & Agro-Processing
The companies involved in private agriculture can learn from this report the areas they need to focus on and redirect their focus on the profitable ventures existing in the country.
Cosmetic and Fitness companies
Qatar has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world and the luxury market for cosmetics and fitness products is growing alongside.
Companies who manufacture heavy capital goods and chemicals would be interested as this country is ripe for the picking in this sector.
Information , Communication and Technology
In keeping with Qatar’s 2030 ICT plan the government is gearing up the revamp their technological infrastructure in connectivity, cyber safety and security, e-government, e-education and e-health etc.
Institutional investors ,Private Equity firms ,Traders
Qatar has shown a continuous uptick in the stock market. With Europe and US markets still recovering from the 2007 market crash, Qatar has shown high year on year gains and has become a veritable destination of foreign equity investors.
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research methodology
1.3 Definition of the Market
1.4 Areas covered
2. Executive Summary
3. Key Findings of the Study
4. Market Overview
6. Economic Indicators
6.2 GDP Growth
6.3 Inflation rate
6.4 Interest Rate
6.5 Jobless Rate
6.6 Fiscal Deficit
6.7 Current Account Deficit
7. Market Segmentation
8. Investment Opportunities
9. Markets in Qatar
9.1 Oil and Gas Market
126.96.36.199 Huge Reserves of Oil and Gas
188.8.131.52 Ever Increasing Demand Worldwide
184.108.40.206 High Profit Margins
220.127.116.11 Fluctuating Oil Processes
18.104.22.168 Exploration of Oil Reserves
22.214.171.124 Processing of Crude Oil and Gas Products
9.2 Construction Market
126.96.36.199 High Per Capita Income
188.8.131.52 Increasing Demand for Infrastructure
184.108.40.206 Favourable Government Policies
220.127.116.11 Harsh Climatic Conditions
18.104.22.168 Lack of Construction Raw Materials
22.214.171.124 Industrial and Housing Developments
126.96.36.199 Basic city Infrastructure Development
9.3 Meat & Livestock Market
188.8.131.52 High Consumption
184.108.40.206 Favourable Food Habits
220.127.116.11 High Disposable Income
18.104.22.168 Harsh Climatic Conditions
22.214.171.124 Meat Production and Processing
126.96.36.199 Meat Packaging Solutions
188.8.131.52 Storage Solutions
9.4 Financial Services Market
184.108.40.206 Regular High Financial Transactions
220.127.116.11 Huge Population Size
18.104.22.168 Growth in Disposable Income
22.214.171.124 High Import and Export Rate
126.96.36.199 Stringent Government Regulations
188.8.131.52 Investment and Mortgage Solutions
184.108.40.206 Technology and Services
9.5 Manufacturing Market
220.127.116.11 High Disposable Income
18.104.22.168 Advanced technologies
22.214.171.124 Favourable Government Policies
126.96.36.199 Lack of Raw Materials
188.8.131.52 Food Processing
184.108.40.206 Machinery and Equipment Production
220.127.116.11 Other Industry Verticals
9.6 Tourism Market
18.104.22.168 Major Tourist Destination
22.214.171.124 Favourable Government Policies
126.96.36.199 High Disposable Income
188.8.131.52 Hotels and Resorts
184.108.40.206 Travel Solutions
220.127.116.11 City Break Tourism
9.7 Agriculture Market
18.104.22.168 Increasing Population
22.214.171.124 Changing Consumer Trends
126.96.36.199 Economic growth
188.8.131.52 Unfavourable Soil and Climatic Conditions
184.108.40.206 Production and Processing
220.127.116.11 Green House Farming
9.8 Oil and Gas Market
9.8.2 Key Findings
9.8.4 Consumption pattern
9.8.8 Major Companies
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Consumption pattern
126.96.36.199 Major Companies
188.8.131.52 Key Findings
184.108.40.206 Consumption pattern
220.127.116.11 Major Companies
9.8.11 Market demand to 2020.
9.9 Construction Market
9.9.2 Key Findings
9.9.4 Consumption pattern
9.9.8 Major Companies
9.9.9 Commercial Construction
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Major Companies
126.96.36.199 Upcoming Projects
9.9.10 Industrial Construction
188.8.131.52 Key Findings
184.108.40.206 Major Companies
220.127.116.11 Upcoming Projects
9.9.11 Infrastructure Construction
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Major Companies
126.96.36.199 Upcoming Projects
9.9.12 Institutional Construction
188.8.131.52 Key Findings
184.108.40.206 Major Companies
220.127.116.11 Upcoming Projects
9.9.13 Residential Construction
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Major Companies
126.96.36.199 Upcoming Projects
9.9.14 Market demand to 2020
9.10 Meat & Livestock Market
9.10.2 Key Findings
9.10.4 Consumption pattern
9.10.8 Major Companies
188.8.131.52 Key Findings
184.108.40.206 Consumption pattern
220.127.116.11 Major Companies
9.10.10 Market demand to 2020
9.11 Financial Services Market
9.11.2 Key Findings
9.11.4 Consumption pattern
9.11.8 Major Companies
9.11.9 Market demand to 2020
9.12 Manufacturing Market
9.12.2 Key Findings
9.12.4 Consumption pattern
9.12.8 Major Companies
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Consumption pattern
126.96.36.199 Major Companies
188.8.131.52 Key Findings
184.108.40.206 Consumption pattern
220.127.116.11 Major Companies
9.12.11 Market demand to 2020
9.13 Tourism Market
9.13.2 Key Findings
9.13.4 Consumption pattern
9.13.8 Major Companies
9.13.9 Market demand to 2020
9.14 Agriculture Market
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Area under cultivation
126.96.36.199 Consumption pattern
188.8.131.52 Major Companies
184.108.40.206 Key Findings
220.127.116.11 Area under cultivation
18.104.22.168 Consumption pattern
22.214.171.124 Major Companies
126.96.36.199 Key Findings
188.8.131.52 Area under cultivation
184.108.40.206 Consumption pattern
220.127.116.11 Major Companies
18.104.22.168 Key Findings
22.214.171.124 Area under cultivation
126.96.36.199 Consumption pattern
188.8.131.52 Major Companies
184.108.40.206 Key Findings
220.127.116.11 Area under cultivation
18.104.22.168 Consumption pattern
22.214.171.124 Major Companies
10. Competitive Landscape
10.1 Existing Companies
10.2 Upcoming Companies and Projects
11. List of Figures
LIST OF TABLES
2: Works Cited