There is no doubt that the last three years have been a challenge for the region’s contractors. Having endured the collapse of the Dubai real estate sector and the subsequent struggle to find new markets, they faced a new challenge in early 2011 with the outbreak of civil unrest in several countries across the Middle East.

According to the latest report by MEED Insight, The Middle East Projects Forecast & Review 2011, the unrest may actually be exactly what the projects market needs to regain its past highs. The report demonstrates how the threat of protests has acted as a stimulus for increased and more rapid capital expenditure in the region.

The Middle East Projects Forecast & Review Report 2011 outlines more than $300 billion worth of major projects to be awarded across the Middle East to 2012. The report also offers you exclusive insight into six GCC states and other countries of the Middle East.

“The political upheaval in the region may actually boost the region’s projects market,” says Ed James, Head of MEED Insight and author of the report.”The governments race to head off discontent by investing in social infrastructure projects to satisfy the needs of their population.”

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In addition to providing a detailed picture of the past, current and future projects market across the region, this extensive Middle East Projects Forecast & Review report 2011 also provides the latest data on competitor and client activity by sector within the key markets along with forecasts, pricing and much more. Your business will benefit from access to:

  • Rankings of the top projects, sectors, contractors and clients
  • A comparison of historical and current contract awards by sector and country
  • Data on contract awards by sector and country in the first 5 months of 2011
  • Forecasts for awards by country and sector to 2012
  • Data on projects that are on hold by sector
  • Budgeted capital spending by governments 20010 and 2011
  • The outlook for raw materials and contractor pricing and much more…

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About MEED Insight:

Thanks to its own projects tracker, MEED Projects, MEED Insight has access to unparalleled, up-to-date information on the region’s projects market. We can provide companies with:

  • Details of all major projects within a given market or sector, including their scope
  • Contacts for clients, contractors and suppliers
  • Information on key clients and their tendering processes
  • Information on how to register with clients and prequalify for projects
  • Forecasting of future projects

Data analysis
MEED Insight has access to a wealth of regional data ranging from broad macroeconomic statistics to sector-specific information. We can obtain and analyse data on a specific market or industry to help companies gain an insight on market size and potential

Off-the-shelf reports

MEED Insight also offers a series of off-the-shelf reports on a range of different sectors and industries. The information compiled for these reports comes from a variety of sources, including MEED magazine,, MEED Events and MEED Projects, as well as primary and secondary research.

Our current off-the-shelf reports include:

  • Qatar Projects Report 2011-22
  • Mena Rail Report 2011
  • The Iraq Power Report 2011
  • GCC ICT Projects Outlook & Review
  • GCC Projects Forecast & Review 2010
  • Power & Water in the GCC 2010
  • Libya Power & Desalination
  • Middle East Steel 2009
  • Wastewater in the GCC
  • Middle East Cement 2009
  • Mena Mining 2009
  • Mena Aluminium 2009
  • GCC District Cooling
  • GCC Economic Outlook

To find out how MEED Insight can help you gain critical business insight, please submit your details on our contact form:


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