Qatar Construction Market Size, Trend Analysis by Sector, Competitive Landscape and Forecast, 2023-2027

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Qatar Construction Market Report Overview

The Qatar construction market size was $52.5 billion in 2022. The market is projected to achieve an AAGR of more than 3% during 2024-2027. The industry’s output over the forecast period will also be supported by investments in transport, LNG, industrial, and housing projects.

Qatar Construction Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

Qatar Construction Market Outlook, 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

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The Qatar construction market research report provides detailed market analysis, information, and insights into the Qatar construction industry, including the growth prospects of the industry by market, project type, and construction activity. The report also delivers critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in the Qatar construction industry. It also provides an analysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline. The market report discusses the sectors present within the construction market and provides an overview of each sector along with their driving factors.

Market Size (2022) $52.5 Billion
AAGR (2024-2027) >3%
Forecast Period 2023-2027
Historical Period 2018-2022
Key Sectors ·        Commercial Construction

·        Industrial Construction

·        Infrastructure Construction

·        Energy and Utilities Construction

·        Institutional Construction

·        Residential Construction

Key Contractors ·        Al Jaber Group LLC

·        Consolidated Contractors Co

·        UrbaCon Trading & Contracting LLC

·        Al Darwish Engineering LLC

·        MIDMAC Contracting Co WLL

Key Consultants ·        SNC-Lavalin Group Inc

·        Dar Group

·        Parsons Corp

·        Arup Group Ltd

·        Arab Engineering Bureau

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Qatar Construction Market Segmentation by Sectors

Energy and utilities construction was the leading sector in the Qatar construction market in 2022.

The key sectors in the Qatar construction market are commercial construction, industrial construction, infrastructure construction, energy and utilities construction, institutional construction, and residential construction.

Energy and utilities construction: The energy and utilities construction sector growth during the projected period will be supported by public and private sector investments in renewable energy and oil and gas construction projects. The sector’s growth will also be supported by the government’s target to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s total electricity mix to 20% by 2030.

Infrastructure construction: The infrastructure construction sector’s growth output is supported by investments in road, rail, and airport infrastructure projects. Among recent developments, Ashghal awarded a QAR189.3 million ($52 million) contract to the US-based engineering and construction group Parsons Corporation in August 2023, to provide conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design for roads and infrastructure projects within the capital Doha.

Commercial construction: The commercial construction sector growth is supported by rising tourist arrivals, coupled with investments in leisure, hospitality, and retail buildings. Forecast-period growth in the commercial sector will also be supported by investments in office, logistics, warehouse, and data center projects.

Residential construction: The residential construction sector in Qatar is expected to decline owing to subdued investor confidence in the sector, amid an oversupply of residential properties. However, the sector’s output is supported by the government’s goal of providing affordable housing to 50% of the population by 2030 through public and private investments.

Institutional construction: The institutional construction sector’s growth is supported by the government’s focus on the health and education sectors.

Industrial construction: The industrial construction sector is supported by increased domestic and foreign investment in petrochemical and manufacturing projects, coupled with investments in the country’s auto sector.

Qatar Construction Market Analysis by Sectors, 2022 (%)

Qatar Construction Market Analysis by Sectors, 2022 (%)

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Qatar Construction Market - Competitive Landscape

Foreign Contractors account for a Majority Share of the Project Pipeline.

Leading Contractors: The leading contractors in the Qatar construction market are Al Jaber Group LLC, Consolidated Contractors Co, UrbaCon Trading & Contracting LLC, Al Darwish Engineering LLC, and MIDMAC Contracting Co WLL among others. Al Jaber Group LLC led the Qatar construction market with the highest valuation of projects in 2022.

Qatar Construction Market by Contractors, 2022 (%)

Qatar Construction Market by Contractors, 2022 (%)

Leading Consultants: The leading consultants in the Qatar construction market are SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, Dar Group, Parsons Corp, Arup Group Ltd, and Arab Engineering Bureau among others. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc led the market with the highest valuation of construction projects in 2022.

Qatar Construction Market by Consultants, 2022 (%)

Qatar Construction Market by Consultants, 2022 (%)

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Latest Developments in the Construction Market

  • In May 2023, Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced a plan to invest QAR4.1 billion ($1.1 billion) on 22 building projects. Of the total, 10 projects, with an estimated value of over QAR3 billion ($824.2 million), are under implementation.
  • In a boost to the industry, however, Ashghal and the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) reported that they will collectively launch project tenders worth QAR70 billion ($19.2 billion) in 2024. Of the total, Ashghal will launch 116 public tenders worth QAR59 billion ($16.2 billion).

Segments Covered in the Report

Qatar Construction Sectors Outlook (Value, $ Billion, 2018-2027)

  • Commercial Construction
  • Industrial Construction
  • Infrastructure Construction
  • Energy and Utilities Construction
  • Institutional Construction
  • Residential Construction


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Qatar. It provides –

• Historical (2018-2022) and forecast (2023-2027) valuations of the construction industry in Qatar, featuring details of key growth drivers.

• Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector

• Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.

• Listings of major projects, in addition to details of leading contractors and consultants

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Executive Summary
  • 2 Construction Industry: At-a-Glance
  • 3 Context

    • 3.1 Economic Performance
    • 3.2 Political Environment and Policy
    • 3.3 Demographics
    • 3.4 Risk Profile

  • 4 Construction Outlook

    • 4.1 All Construction

      • 4.1.1 Outlook
      • 4.1.2 Latest news and developments
      • 4.1.3 Construction Projects Momentum Index

    • 4.2 Commercial Construction

      • 4.2.1 Outlook
      • 4.2.2 Project analytics
      • 4.2.3 Latest news and developments

    • 4.3 Industrial Construction

      • 4.3.1 Outlook
      • 4.3.2 Project analytics
      • 4.3.3 Latest news and developments

    • 4.4 Infrastructure Construction

      • 4.4.1 Outlook
      • 4.4.2 Project analytics
      • 4.4.3 Latest news and developments

    • 4.5 Energy and Utilities Construction

      • 4.5.1 Outlook
      • 4.5.2 Project analytics
      • 4.5.3 Latest news and developments

    • 4.6 Institutional Construction

      • 4.6.1 Outlook
      • 4.6.2 Project analytics
      • 4.6.3 Latest news and developments

    • 4.7 Residential Construction

      • 4.7.1 Outlook
      • 4.7.2 Project analytics
      • 4.7.3 Latest news and developments

  • 5 Key Industry Participants

    • 5.1 Contractors
    • 5.2 Consultants

  • 6 Construction Market Data
  • 7 Appendix

    • 7.1 What is this Report About?
    • 7.2 Definitions
    • 7.3 CRI Methodology

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