BMI View: Qatar's IT market has the strongest outlook of the high income Middle East countries
throughout the medium term. We forecast total IT spending will increase at a CAGR of 6.9% throughout
2016-2020 to a value of QAR5.2bn in 2020. The hardware market is highly ..."
BMI View: Qatar's consumer electronics market is one the most lucrative in the world, where high incomes
and a strong consumption culture mean replacement cycles are short and device prices high. It also fared
better than its oil-producing peers in 2015, a trend we ex ..."
BMI View: Qatar's mobile market is growing robustly in subscription terms, but price competition is
eroding core service revenues and profit margins. Growth is linked to expansion of the migrant workforce,
but this will slow significantly in the medium term. The marke ..."
BMI View: Trade data for 2015 supports our view of Qatar's consumer electronics market as one of the
best performers in the Middle East in 2015 as demand continued to grow and the oil price decline had only
a small impact on consumer sentiment. Over the medium term we ..."
BMI View: Demand for computer hardware held up better in Qatar than most commodity reliant markets
in 2015, and we believe Qatar's medium-term outlook is stronger across the whole IT market than the rest
of the GCC. Major project spending by the government will drive ..."
BMI View: In 2015, Qatar's mobile market continued to experience robust growth, outperforming our
initial forecasts. Key factors contributing to the expanding subscriber base include the growth of the
migrant population, which is associated with major infrastructure a ..."
BMI View: We expect Qatar's consumer electronics market will continue to be lucrative for vendors over
the medium term, particularly for premium oriented vendors in areas such as flagship smartphones and
tablets, hybrid notebooks and Ultra-HD or OLED TV sets. Large di ..."
BMI View: Qatar's economic outlook is brighter than its peers in the GCC - and this is reflected in our
relatively strong outlook for IT spending growth over the medium term. Major government projects to
modernise the economy and public services, as well as investment ..."
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? Qatar ranks third in BMI's latest Risk/Reward Index for the Middle East and North Africa, with a score
of 59.1 compared to a regional average of 47.5. The country has a very high mobile penetration rate at
221%, which wil ..."
BMI View: We continue to maintain a positive outlook for the Qatari consumer electronics market and the
macroeconomic landscape of the country in general. Qatar will not feel the finch of the prolonged global oil
price slump. The economic activity in the country will ..."