Gulf Projects 24 August 2009: Index rises 14.2 per cent

02 September 2009

For the second consecutive week, the UAE was the only market to record a change in the value of projects planned or under way.

The country’s portfolio of projects expanded by 14.2 per cent in the week to 28 August, resulting in a 14.2 per cent rise in the MEED Projects-CMI Index.

The rest of the countries in the region experienced no change, reflecting the summer slowdown and the start of Ramadan.

The index is up by 7.1 per cent on the previous year.

Value of projects planned or under way in the Gulf 
 Value of projects planned or under way on 24 August 2009 ($m) Value of projects planned or under way on 18 August 2009 ($m) Change on week (%)Value of projects planned or under way on 24 August 2008 ($m) Change on year (%) Value of projects  on hold on 24 August 2009 ($m) 
Qatar212,240212,2400.0211,0790.6 8,025
Saudi Arabia598,054598,0540.0532,73212.3 39,229
UAE917,751803,79514.2951,845-3.6  406,756
GCC total2,149,7062,035,7505.62,129,2991.0512,362
Iran307,853307,8530.0238,22229.2 3,100
Iraq157,885157,8850.075,026110.4 5,250
Gulf total2,615,4442,501,4884.62,442,5477.1520,712
Note: The Gulf index gives the total value of projects in the region over $50m, split by country and taken from the MEED Projects-CMI tracking database.
* Full details of all projects in the Gulf are available at
Source: MEED Projects-CMI 

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