General Report on the actual financial results of property traded in the Kingdom during the first quarter (January to March) 2008

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Introduction:

 

Real estate sector plays a critical and pivotal role in the economic activity at the global level, because it is one of active and significant investment instruments of the states' GDP at the regional and international levels.

 

As the Kingdom applies economic open-door policy as the region's important financial hub; in addition to flexible real estate regulations and laws governing real estate trading, the real estate trading index constantly and steadily grew totaling BD537,127,488 by the end of the first quarter of this year compared to BD236,613,071 over the same period last year; and increase of BD300,514,417, which is 44% up to the trading figure for 2007.


The highest trading ratio was in the first quarter in 2008:

March 2008 witnessed the highest trading ratio during the first quarter of this year as the value of traded real estate was BD242,273,758, compared to BD 94,421,710 in February 2007 which was the highest month of traded real estate.



Month

2008

2007

January

131,996,585

52,521,136

February

162,857,145

94,421,710

March

242,273,758

89,670,225

Total of Q1

537,127,488

236,613,071

 

 

The value and percentage of real estate trading per governorate for the first quarter of 2008:

 

The capital governorate scored the highest real estate trading percentage among other governorates by 49%, followed by Muharraq governorate by 19%, the Northern governorate by 18%, the Central governorate by 10% and finally the southern governorate by 5%.

 

Governorate

Value of traded property

Trading %

Capital

263,984,312

49%

Muharraq

99,471,501

19%

Northern

94,329,576

18%

Central

51,759,779

10%

Southern

27,582,320

5%

Total

537,127,488

100%

 

 

 

Trading percentage of Bahraini citizens, GCC nationals and foreigners

 

Total trading volume of Bahraini citizens during the first quarter of 2008 was 93% of the total real estate transactions, 7% for GCC nationals and foreigners, compared to 86% in 2007 for Bahraini citizens and 14% for GCC nationals and foreigners. Saudi citizens had the highest share compared to the share of other nationalities as their transactions amounted to BD28,208,262, followed by and the Kuwaiti citizens by BD 3,490,081 and Qatari citizens by BD 1,158.073.

Value of property Traded in the Kingdom for the First Quarter of 2008

 

 

Investors

Property Value

No of Property

%

Bahrain

500,256,685

1269

93

KSA

28,208,262

25

5.3

Kuwait

3,490,081

10

0.65

Qatar

1,158,073

7

0.22

UAE

515,000

4

0.10

Oman

165,000

1

0.03

Foreigners

3,334,387

17

0.62

Total

537,127,488

1333

100 %

 

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