MIDDLE EAST PAINT MARKET MIXED BAG – AS ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION PROJECTS BOOST SALES WITHIN WEAK MARKETS

Paint markets throughout much of the Middle East are experiencing a downturn due to the region’s political instability and economic slowdown. However, manufacturers are nonetheless betting on a rebound as larger projects re-start and reconstruction begins in certain markets. In the oil-based economies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, lower oil prices have hit government budgets, causing state-backed projects to be suspended or delayed, while having a knock-on effect on the wider economy. Regional instability, conflicts in Yemen and Syria, ...


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