May 22, 2024

Middle East Flooring and Carpet Market Growth to be Driven by Surging Infrastructure Projects

Flooring solutions such as carpets, vinyl sheet & tile, laminate, ceramic tile, and wood play a crucial role in improving interior aesthetics and functionality of homes and workspaces. Carpets offer warmth, comfort, and sound insulation, while ceramic tiles are durable and easy to clean. Rapid infrastructure expansion across GCC countries on account of various economic diversification and real estate development initiatives has boosted demand for high-quality flooring materials.

The Middle East Flooring and Carpet Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 10.29 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 34% over the forecast period 2024 to 2030.

Key Takeaways
Key players operating in the Middle East flooring and carpet market are AliveCor Inc., Altoida Inc., Amgen Inc., Human API, Fitbit, Inc., Biogen Inc, Bayer AG, Akili Interactive Labs, Evidation Health, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Plc, and Eli Lilly and Company, among others.
The key opportunities in the market include rising new construction activities across GCC countries and growth in renovations and remodeling projects in the region. Rapid urbanization is also driving the demand for advanced flooring solutions in the Middle East.
Surging infrastructure projects in the Middle East centered around smart cities, green buildings, and Mixed-Use Development (MUD) projects are expected to augment the adoption of sustainable flooring materials enabled by new technologies.

Market Drivers
The primary driver for the Middle East Flooring And Carpet Market Size  is the high number of infrastructure projects underway in GCC countries. Mega developments such as Expo 2020 in Dubai, Neom city in Saudi Arabia, and Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 infrastructure are creating massive commercial and residential space that requires high-quality flooring on a large scale. This is expected to significantly propel the demand for carpets and various floor tiles over the forecast period.

Current Challenges in Middle East Flooring and Carpet Market
The Middle East flooring and carpet market is facing various challenges currently including rising prices of raw materials, geopolitical issues, and logistical challenges. Raw materials like nylon, wool, polypropylene, and latex which are key inputs in carpets and flooring have witnessed a significant rise in costs over the past year due to global inflationary pressures and supply chain disruptions. This has squeezed profit margins for manufacturers. Geopolitical tensions and conflicts in the region have also deterred some potential investments and business growth opportunities. Ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery of flooring and carpet shipments within the vast Middle East region is challenging given the lack of adequate transportation infrastructure in certain countries. Attracting and retaining skilled labor is another problem faced by companies operating in this industry.

SWOT Analysis
Strength: Wide product portfolio and expertise in design, quality and durability of various flooring solutions.

Weakness: Dependence on raw material imports and price volatility risks.

Opportunity: Rising residential and commercial construction in GCC nations to drive replacement and new installation demand.

Threats: Slow economic growth or political instability in key markets can dampen spending on home improvements and renovation projects.

The Middle East flooring and carpet market is highly concentrated in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries which account for over 70% of the regional market value currently led by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Strong infrastructure development, real estate sector growth and large commercial projects have propelled flooring demand growth in the GCC. Turkey has also emerged as a major exporter and producer for the broader Middle East region holding around 15% market share, aided by its large manufacturing base and competitive pricing.

Egypt represents one of the fastest growing national markets for flooring and carpets in the Middle East region anticipated to expand at a CAGR of around 20% during the forecast period of 2024-2030. Rapid urbanization, rising population, government initiatives to boost construction activity and growing consumer purchasing power are some of the key growth drivers for Egypt. Further investments in transportation, tourism and industrial projects will continue fueling new construction and renovation activity necessitating increased flooring installation in Egypt.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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