Bombardier Business Aircraft | Market Forecast 2011-2030 - Learjet ...

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the forecast

Middle East

Middle East recorded significant economic

growth between 2004 and 2008, an annual

6.7% on average, largely due to high oil

prices. In 2009, tight international credit,

plummeting oil prices and the global economic

slowdown inhibited Middle East's real GDP

growth to 0.6%. 2010 saw the whole region

recover gradually with a 4.1% GDP growth.

Recovery was largely driven by increasing oil

revenues, improving exports, and state

spending, the latter made possible by financial

reserves accumulated by the Gulf states

during the 2004-2008 prosperous period.

Business Jet Penetration Forecast - Middle East

Fleet per capita vs. GDP per capita, 1960-2030

Fleet per 100 Million Population (Log Scale)




Sources: Ascend, IMF, IHS Global Insight, UN Population Project, Bombardier forecast. Includes very light jets.

The beginning of 2011 witnessed the emergence

of political unrest in North Africa and

the Middle East. The "Arab Spring" resulted

in change in regimes in Tunisia and Egypt,

civil war in Libya, and civil troubles in Syria,

Yemen, and Bahrain. The resulting uncertainty

may somewhat damp confidence in this

year's economic outlook for the region.

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100 1,000 10,000 100,000

GDP per Capita (USD, Log Scale)



In the Gulf states, oil production is expected

to increase in the short term to compensate

for losses in Libyan crude oil. Saudi Arabia

will strongly benefit from this situation, and

thus will see its economy accelerate in 2011.

As well, government spending and exports

will continue to bolster overall activity in the


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