BMI View: This quarter we maintain our negative near-term view on the Bahraini autos sector. We
continue to target a 23.7% fall in sales over 2016, although luxury brands will outperform.
? The commercial vehicle segment should outperform over 2016, as ..."
BMI View: In response to the government's ongoing austerity as a result of lower oil prices, we have
revised down our total vehicle sales forecast to a contraction of 23.7% in 2016, led by a 25.0% drop in
passenger car sales, while commercial vehicle sales will fall 1 ..."
BMI View: The combination of a slowing economy, lower oil prices and higher local interest rates has led
to BMI adopting a more cautious view of the Bahraini new vehicle sales market in 2016. We expect 3.0%
sales growth for the sector this year, with commercial vehicl ..."
? 2015 has proved another positive year for Bahraini new car sales, which should be on track for over
70,000 units sold by year end.
? Looking forward, BMI remains optimistic on the medium-term outlook for the sector, targeting 21.3%
growth, to a ..."
BMI View: Bahrain will continue to follow an ambitious infrastructure investment plan in order to increase
capacity within its key freight sectors. This falls in line with the government's strategic vision for 2030,
which will aim to promote trade in the region and st ..."
BMI View: We expect Bahrain to continue develop its role as a regional transhipment hub over the remainder of 2015
and into 2016, with strong container and tonnage throughput growth at Bahrian's premier maritime facility,
the Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), forecast t ..."
Early sales figures would seem to bear out BMI's expectations for slightly slower new vehicle sales growth
in Bahrain over 2015. Q115 sales figures stood at 18,006 units, according to information from the
BestSellingCarsBlog. On current sales trends, this would sugges ..."
BMI View: We anticipate a positive performance for Bahrain's shipping industry in 2015 as the country's
ports begin to cement themselves as integral regional transhipment hubs. As a result, we have pencilled in
strong growth for this year in both container and tonnage ..."
BMI View: The outlook for Bahrain's shipping sector as a whole is tied to that of its premier maritime
facility, the Khalifa bin Salman port. In 2015, the port, and the industry as a whole, is set to post solid
growth as it recovers from the contractions in volumes re ..."
This quarter, BMI maintains its view that new vehicle sales growth will slow over 2015. We continue to
target a still-healthy 6.5% sales growth for the current year, down from the very strong estimated 14%
growth seen over 2014. A deteriorating macroeconomic picture i ..."