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Qatar – Gulf Crisis and its Impact on Construction

  • Published:Monday, June 26, 2017

The construction industry in Qatar has been expanding at a rapid pace in recent years, but a regional diplomatic crisis could greatly undermine the industry’s growth prospects.


Construction activity in Qatar slowed marginally in 2016, but it was still relatively high - value-added growth in real terms eased to 15.4% from 17.8% in 2015. However, there are growing concerns that this new crisis will result in a marked slowdown in the pace of growth in the Qatari construction industry, with major projects being affected if the crisis is not resolved quickly.

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