An analysis of construction demand in Saudi Arabia.
AbstractThis report considers the historical evolution of the construction industry in Saudi Arabia in an economic context over a period of 35 years, from 1969-2003, in a time series analysis. The report discusses the construction component in Saudi Arabia's Gross Domestic Product. This is done by reviewing its relation GDP and to relevant sectors. Other methods for measuring construction demand have also been attempted. Within the report, are discussions about the share of construction in GDP, construction investment and construction business cycles. There is a regional comparison too. Government publications such as the National Accounts, statistical yearbooks, five-year development plans and annual reports of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency and many other sources were searched for the relevant data. More than 70 tables and 120 figures are presented to illustrate performance, comparisons and trends. The most important conclusion found that construction is affected by the performance of the oil sector and GDP more than other sectors in the economy. Finally, these results also show that there is a need to update the data for the construction industry on a regular basis, while a study of other factors that affect the industry is also desirable