Bahrain Autos Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotive industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI's Autos Risk Reward Index, Economic Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Bahrain Autos Report
Product Price
$1,295.00
Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Sales
(2013-2019)
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: CIO, BMI

Key Views

  • 2015 has proved another positive year for Bahraini new car sales, which should be on track for over 70,000 units sold by year end.

  • Looking forward, BMI remains optimistic on the medium-term outlook for the sector, targeting 21.3% growth, to around the 87,000 unit mark by 2019.

  • One support to overall passenger car sales numbers as we move into 2016 should come from the July 2015 announcement by Bahrain's minister of transportation and telecommunications, Kamal Ahmed, who unveiled plans to improve the country's public transport system by boosting the number of taxis.

  • One further area of support for PC sales over our forecast period to 2019 could come from the key car rental market, with Bahrain set to benefit from increased tourism flows.

  • Japanese carmaker Toyota retains local market leadership, accounting for just under a half of total market share on its own, and over half total market share once sales of its third-placed Lexus subsidiary are taken into account.

  • Toyota and Lexus produced the eight most popular models sold in Bahrain over 9M15, with the Land Cruiser, Hilux, Prado, Corolla, Hiace, Vios, Lexus LX and RAV4 models.

  • BMI expects Toyota's dominance of Bahrain's new car sales market to continue into 2016 and beyond. This bodes well for a continued strong performance by its local distribution partner Ebrahim K Kanoo.

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Political
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Economic
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Operational Risk
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Industry Forecast
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Table: Autos Total Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Bahrain 2013-2019)
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Sales
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Trade
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Passenger Vehicles
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Table: Passenger Car Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Bahrain 2013-2019)
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Table: Bahrain - Top 10 Manufacturers By Sales, 2014
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Luxury Cars
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Commercial Vehicles
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Table: Commercial Vehicle Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (Bahrain 2013-2019)
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Macroeconomic Forecast
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Economic Analysis
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Table: BMI And Bloomberg Consensus Forecasts - Brent
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Table: Bahrain - Real GDP Growth, % Chg Y-O-Y
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Expenditure Breakdown
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Table: Bahrain - Main Infrastructure And Industrial Developments
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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MENA - Risk/Reward Index
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Iran The Epitome Of 'High Risk, High Reward'
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GCC Leads On Stability
38
Conflict Risks Are Pertinent
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Company Profile
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Company Monitor
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Al Zayani Investments
42
Ebrahim K Kanoo
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Regional Overview
48
Industry Trend Analysis
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Table: MENA Production Investments
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GCC Production Spreads
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Changes In North Africa
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Global Industry Overview
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Bahrain 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Bahrain 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Bahrain 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Bahrain 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Bahrain 1990-2025)
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Methodology
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Industry Forecasts
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Sector-Specific Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Automotive Risk/Reward Index Indicators And Weighting Of Indicators
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The Bahrain Autos Report features the latest data and forecasts covering production, sales, imports and exports.

BMI Research's Bahrain Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the automotives market in Bahrain.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent automotives industry forecasts on Bahrain to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Bahraini automotives market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Bahraini automotives sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Bahrain.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape Analysis.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering production, sales and the introduction of new technology or products.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the autos sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end- 2019 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Sales and production of motorcycles in units; total production of units; production by vehicle type (including cars, commercial vehicles, trucks and buses); total vehicle fleet size in units; sales by vehicle type, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles; fleet size by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicles and motorcycles; total vehicle trade balance in units; vehicle trade balance by vehicle type, including passenger car, commercial vehicle and motorcycle; car ownership measured as car density per 1,000 people.

BMI’s Autos Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (manufacturers, suppliers and dealers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each indices explained.

BMI Economic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2019 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company  developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews

In-depth analysis of the major global and regional developments in the market, which can be linked with the country industry overview, providing cross-country  investment, product and financing trends that will affect each market, supported by BMI’s global and regional industry forecasts.

Sources

The Autos reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as manufacturing associations, statistical bureaus, government transport ministries, national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks and multinational companies.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.