The Saudi Arabian market was the fastest growing, with the value of projects planned or under way up by 0.6 per cent. The size of Iraqi, Qatari, Kuwaiti and Bahraini project portfolios remained unchanged. The index is up by 58.7 per cent year on year.

02 March 2009 ($m) 23 February 2009 ($m) % change on week 03 February 2008 ($m) % change on year
Bahrain 68,337 68,337 0.0 30,883 121.3
Kuwait 308,066 308,139 0.0 264,602 16.4
Oman 108,843 108,773 0.1 54,505 99.7
Qatar 223,494 223,494 0.0 177,020 26.3
Saudi Arabia 632,671 629,174 0.6 451,933 40.0
UAE 1,306,712 1,304,942 0.1 735,912 77.6
GCC total 2,648,123 2,642,859

0.2

1,714,855 54.4
Iran 294,125 293,875 0.1 189,020 55.6
Iraq 155,106 155,106 0.0 47,815 224.4
Gulf total 3,097,354 3,091,840 0.2 1,915,690 58.7

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