Saudi construction sector to total 10% of real GDP
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Saudi construction sector to total 10% of real GDP

Saudi construction sector to total 10% of real GDP

Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank (NCB) has said that increased government investments are expected to drive the expansion of the non-oil GDP growth of the kingdom's construction sector to an all-time high of 10.41% by the end of this year, Zawya Dow Jones has reported. The kingdom has 687 current projects, 22% of which are in the execution phase, that are valued at approximately SR2.6trillion. According to NCB, contracts awarded in 2010 and 2011 are forecast to reach $64bn and $86bn, respectively.

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