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Road and Rail Projects in the Middle East and Africa, New Report Launched

This Project Insight report details the road and railways market in the Middle East and Africa. It features an analysis of almost 400 large-scale projects tracked by Publisher’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) as of October 2014. The projects have been consolidated into four defined sectors: highways and roads, railways, trams and metros, and mixed projects that include associated bridges and tunnels projects.

The countries covered comprise the major markets in the Middle East and Africa: Algeria, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UAE. Summary analysis is also provided for other major markets, including Botswana, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Mozambique, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Iran. Across the 21 countries in the study, the CIC tracks road and rail projects with a total value of US$791 billion, with the top 11 countries accounting for US$645 billion of this value.

The report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights based on almost 400 Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) projects. The report provides detailed metrics on each country’s road, rail and mixed projects (as tracked by the CIC) split by type, stage of development, and start date by value.


The report provides analysis based on CIC projects showing value by country and sector with top project listings, and top participants’ listings.

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Gain an insight into the main drivers of activity and forecasts, and an understanding of key trends and analysis of main project participants by value and by sector, enabling clients to target products and services for each type of project. The report includes top project data for the road and rail sectors, with location, value, stage and start date.

Key Highlights

CIC Projects analysis shows that the road and rail projects market for the 21 countries covered in the report is estimated to be US$791 billion in 2014, with the top 11 countries accounting for US$645 billion. Railways dominate the market with a total value of US$469 billion on the CIC Projects database. Trams and metros is the next-largest sector with a value of US$151 billion, and highways and roads accounts for US$129 billion. Over 72% of projects were at the pre-execution phase when analyzed. Nigeria is the leading country in terms of value of projects, accounting for US$108 billion, followed by Saudi Arabia with projects valued at US$87 billion, and the UAE with US$87 billion. Projects valuing a total of almost US$306 billion are due to start in 2015, with US$84 billion due to start in 2016.

Spanning over 39 pages “Project Insight – Road and Rail Projects in the Middle East and Africa” report Covering Executive Summary, Regional Overview, Sector Analysis, Summary Analysis – Other Countries.

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