Kuwait Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2016

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Date: 21-Sep-2016
No. of pages: 43

BMI View: We anticipate steady growth across Kuwait's freight modes and main ports in 2016 as well

as throughout the medium term. The country's economy faces challenges from sustained low oil prices but

this has not discouraged the government from initiating major infrastructure projects to support business,

trade and economic diversification. Our outlook is also based on the expectation that GDP rates will

steadily improve throughout the course of the forecast period in line with oil prices, benefiting trade

volumes. Positive growth in domestic demand and private consumption has driven the increase in air

freight, with relatively inelastic demand for pharmaceuticals and premium goods also working in favour of

this mode. Road remains the dominant mode in the absence of a rail network, while oil exports and imports

of manufactured goods and raw materials boost port throughput volumes.

Key Updates And Forecasts

? UPS' express freight service expansion by eight additional destinations includes Kuwait, promoting air

freight transports.

? Air freight will benefit from a new terminal to be built at Kuwait International Airport as part of the

Kuwait Development Plan 2015-2020 aiming to improve transport and logistics infrastructure and

establish Kuwait as a regional trade centre.

? Shuwaikh Port will be linked to Doha expressway by the end of the Sheikh Jabel causeway project which

as announced is on schedule. Both port activities and road freight will be boosted from the connection.

? The government in this year initiated several key projects in the power, transportation and health sectors

which sustain spending and imports of materials such as ores and metals.

? We forecast road freight to increase 2.3% in 2016 to 13.4mn tonnes and air freight by 2.6% to 194,380

while growth for the 2016-2020 period will average 2.2% and 2.7% respectively.

? We expect traffic at Kuwait's largest container port, Shuwaikh, to increase by 3.9% to 902,129 twentyfoot

equivalent units (TEUs) in 2016. Tonnage throughput at Port of Shuaiba will increase 9.2% to

31.8mn tonnes.

? Total trade real growth in 2016 is projected at 2.8% and to average 2.6% over the medium term. Imports

growth this year will be 4.0% compared to a 1.5% rise in exports.

? Main trade partners will be South Korea, India, Japan, China and the US.

Kuwait Freight Transport and Shipping Report Q4 2016

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View 5
Table: Trade Overview (Kuwait 2013-2020) 6
Industry Forecast 9
Trade Forecast 9
Table: Trade Overview (Kuwait 2013-2020) 12
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Kuwait 2013-2020) 13
Table: Main Import Partners 13
Table: Main Export Partners 14
Road Freight Forecast 15
Table: Road Freight (Kuwait 2013-2020) 17
Air Freight Forecast 18
Table: Air Freight (Kuwait 2013-2020) 21
Shipping Forecast 22
Table: Major Ports Data (Kuwait 2013-2020) 24
Market Overview 25
Company Profile 28
Agility 28
Kuwait Airways (Cargo) 32
Demographic Forecast 35
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025) 36
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025) 36
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025) 37
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025) 37
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 1990-2025) 38
Methodology 40
Industry Forecast Methodology 40
Sector-Specific Methodology 41
Sources 43

List of Tables

Table: Trade Overview (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Trade Overview (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Main Import Partners
Table: Main Export Partners
Table: Road Freight (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Air Freight (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Major Ports Data (Kuwait 2013-2020)
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 1990-2025)
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