Oman Industry

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Solar power generation in Oman is growing in prominence, driven by rising efficiencies, the falling cost of photovoltaic cells and lower oil revenue since 2014 Keen to reduce government expenditures and commit a greater share of oil and gas resources to more profitable purposes than feedstock for electricity production, Oman’s official...

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Oman 2018

Oman boasts an extensive and largely untapped mineral resource base that includes large deposits of metallic minerals, such as copper and chromite, and industrial minerals, namely limestone and marble. The country is the first GCC producer and exporter of ferrochrome, and produces large quantities of non-metallic minerals, including limestone, gypsum and marble, that support construction and...

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Oman 2018

Growth in Oman’s industrial and retail sectors has been affected by both commodity prices and weaker consumer sentiment, which have lowered spending and forced some companies in heavy industry to delay investment programmes. However, the impact of the costs borne by the sultanate’s manufacturers was offset somewhat in 2017 by the rise in exports to Qatar following the blockade of that country’...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Oman 2018

The utilities industry in Oman is going through a transitional period in anticipation of major restructuring and renewal in the water and electricity segments. While large-scale retail competition in electricity is not yet feasible, changes in technology, such as the introduction of cost-reflective tariffs (CRT), are making distributed provision more cost-effective. The most significant...

The effects of lower oil prices continue to be felt in Oman, with budget cuts and spending rationalisation still in evidence across the board. However, higher commodity prices in late 2017 and into early 2018 should provide a welcome boost to state revenues.

Plans to accelerate development of the Omani fisheries industry are gaining pace, with a series of temporary labs designed to help operators overcome challenges.

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