BMI View: This quarter, we have lowered our forecast to an 8.3% fall in new vehicle sales across 2016,
against a backdrop of slowing demand, rising interest rates and sluggish economic growth.
- 5M16 new vehicle sales figures bear out our pessimism ..."
BMI View: We expect a further contraction in the total vehicle market in 2016, led by a 10% decline in
passenger car sales as a weak economy filters through to consumers.
? Commercial vehicle sales will outperform passenger cars against a weaker econom ..."
BMI View: A combination of tougher import regulations and a slowing economy continue to weigh on the
outlook for the Omani new vehicle sales market in 2016. We expect a slight rebound in new vehicle sales
growth (3.7%) in 2016, led by the luxury car segment of the mar ..."
? Omani new passenger car sales have been underperforming commercial vehicles across 2015 amid a
backdrop of weak consumer confidence caused by the prolonged period of low global oil prices.
? In 2016, we expect this position to be reversed, with passe ..."
Oman is likely to see a steady upward growth in air freight handled in the short to medium term as
international trade gains momentum whilst growth in road freight will see a drop in tonnage by 2020.
Though the two sectors will see important investment taking place ov ..."
BMI View: Throughput growth at Oman's main ports will continue at healthy levels in 2016, as expansion
of capacity continues apace. This will strengthen Oman's position as a key transhipment hub as well as
meeting growing demand for the import and export of key drybul ..."
BMI View: The outlook for Oman's shipping sector remains mixed, reflecting the country's main ports'
specialisation. The port of Salalah is expected to post another strong annual increase and achieve historic
highs in total tonnage helped by higher demand for limeston ..."
The year 2014 was a positive year for Omani new vehicle sales, which ended the year up by 8.6% year-onyear
(y-o-y), at 141,646 units, according to BMI calculations based on figures from Oman's National Centre
for Statistics and Information. Passenger car sales were up ..."
The outlook for Oman's shipping sector remains mixed and reflects its main ports' specialisation. The port
of Salalah is expected to post another year of strong growth and historic highs in total tonnage helped by
increased demand for the limestone and gypsum it handl ..."
Over the first 10 months of 2014, a total of 99,391 passenger cars (PCs) were registered in Oman, according
to BMI calculations based on figures from Oman's National Centre for Statistics and Information. August
(14,576) and September (14,691) were particularly strong ..."