What is an industry analysis report?
Depending on which industry your company belongs to, before you can even decide to enter a market, you need to get an industry analysis report. The report will talk about:
• Current market position
• Short and long term demand and supply outlook.
• Industry structure prevailing in the region
• Country specific reports
• Cost vs. Profitability
• The regulatory environment, political situation, financial and capital markets, etc.
• Competitor analysis
The industry analysis report would serve both a macro-level in terms of economic conditions of the countries and the region and micro-level in terms of market analysis, target audience, etc.
Overview of the GCC Region
Even with the falling prices and volatility in the capital markets, the growth rate of the region of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is estimated to grow between 4.1% and 4.5% in 2015 says the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is growing at a dismal 0.7% (based on World Bank’s data) because of its weak social and political stability, infrastructure, etc. while the GCC is growing because it has been able to move past it mainly due to their political stability, prudent policies and external financial assets.
As of now, the GCC region is showing stable economic growth, with future growth expected. A GCC Industry Analysis will tell you which country will make for a good investment destination.
Kuwait Industry Analysis Overview
According to an IMF report, Kuwait is well on its way to growth with acceleration from 2.8% in 2013 to 3.5% in 2014 and an estimated 4.5 to 5% in 2015. Due to increased oil production, the overall growth is expected to remain stable and government expenditure in infrastructure, oil and private expenditure is expected to grow.
A Kuwait industry analysis will showcase that while the country is struggling with an increase in the prices of land, electricity and transport, the government is making efforts for diversification of the economy. With a law they passed in 2013 to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country, Kuwait is definitely a country to consider for investment.
Overview for Saudi Arabia Industry Analysis
Saudi Arabia, as a result of government spending and increasing private sector activity, is expected to continue growing at 4% says an IMF Report. The report further says that the government is working on:
• Strengthening the infrastructure of the country
• Improving the business environment to attract FDI
• Improving the education and thus the skill-set of the labour force
• Increasing the number of jobs
The above Saudi Arabia industry analysis paints a positive picture for FDI.
UAE Industry Analysis
Though IMF had predicted a growth rate north of 4% for UAE, the recent decline in oil prices has led to them reducing their estimates to 3.5%. Two industries which are facing a particular boom in the country are real estate and aluminium manufacturing. With their economic strategy for enhancing development and competition, UAE is soon becoming a power to be reckoned with.
How can a GCC Industry Analysis help?
While choosing a country for market-entry, it is extremely important to understand what you are getting into. It is no longer the economics which make or break the decision to expand to a country. It goes beyond money.
A well researched analysis report will:
• Give you a competitive edge
• Give you relevant information with which you can put the right benchmarks
• Help you to make astute decisions
As a company, you need to understand consumer behaviour, market players, logistics, etc. so as to make an informed decision. Hire an analyst with experience in GCC industry analysis to gain powerful insights.