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Saudi Arabia: what possibilities for our companies in the construction sector?

Saudi Arabia: what possibilities for our companies in the construction sector?

Octagona provides assistance for doing business in Saudi Arabia in the construction sector

Saudi Arabia is today one of the main international markets able to offer important business opportunities for Italian companies: in recent years, the Saudi economy has experienced an average growth which has stood at around 5.6% and forecasts indicate an 'stable and lasting expansion also for the future.

Currently, Italy's relations with Saudi Arabia are particularly positive: our exports are constantly increasing and in the Arab country there is a strong interest in Italian products and a great willingness to consolidate and increase trade and economic relations , given the appeal that made in Italy has towards local consumers. Furthermore, Riyadh is looking for investments and know-how from abroad, to continue the process of diversifying its economy.

But what are the most interesting sectors in which to start a business?

Construction, first of all. It is in fact a market that has undergone constant development in recent years: with a CAGR equal to 11% between 2009 and 2014 and an average growth rate which until 2021 (including 2015) should be around 10%, the turnover of the sector increases exponentially and its role within the national economy becomes increasingly important. The dizzying increase in the population, which will generate a great demand for housing, infrastructure and services for citizens, represents the main driver of growth and the huge investments planned by the Government aim precisely to support a demand that will be unprecedented in the years to come (only in the 2014 Budget approximately 60 billion Euros were allocated by the Government for infrastructural projects which led to the construction or modernization of schools, hospitals, railway lines, ports, airports and residential buildings).

Opportunities are therefore registered in all sectors linked to the construction market. These include: building materials (especially ceramics), water treatment, electricity, lighting and machinery (especially earthmoving machinery).

Octagona, thanks to an experience of over ten years in the internationalization of companies and to its presence in Saudi Arabia, is able to provide assistance to all companies that intend to sell within this market, developing specific projects and following customer requests.

If you are interested in how to do business in the construction sector in Saudi Arabia, call us on 059.9770184 or send an email to [email protected]: you will meet one of our consultants to build, together with you, the best internationalization path.


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