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Future of the Kuwaiti Defense Industry - Market Trend, Growth, Size, Share, Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/31/2015 -- Kuwait has a defense budget of US$4.1 billion in 2015, and is expected to cumulatively spend US$20.2 billion on its military over the forecast period. The country's military expenditure is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.48% to reach US$4.3 billion in 2020, compared to the -3.02% CAGR recorded during the historic period. The country's defense budget is mainly driven by its strained relationship with Iraq and investment in developing the indigenous defense industry to increase its visibility in the defense arena.

Key Findings

Over the historic period, Kuwait's defense expenditure registered a growth rate of -3.02%, decreasing from US$4.6 billion in 2011 to US$4.1 billion in 2015
Kuwait's military expenditure, valued at US$4.1 billion in 2015, is expected to increase to US$4.3 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 2.48% over the forecast period
Kuwaiti military expenditure will be driven by the country's relationship with Iraq, and military modernization programs ably supported by additional revenue created by a rise in petroleum prices
The Defense Ministry is expected to procure missile defense systems, aircraft, and naval vessels

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Strategic Defense Intelligence's Kuwaiti Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020 report offers detailed analysis with market size forecasts for 2016–2020. The factors that influence demand, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants are also covered.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

Defense industry market size from 2016–2020, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators: a snapshot of the country's expenditure and modernization patterns are provided
Budget allocation and key challenges: insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget with respect to the army, navy, and air force. The key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country are also detailed
Porter's five forces analysis: study the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry
Import and export dynamics: review the prevalent trends in the country's imports and exports over the last five years
Market opportunities: identify the top five defense investment opportunities from 2015 to 2025
Competitive landscape and strategic insights: including an overview of leading players, key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis

Reasons To Buy

Identify and track the global defense market and make regional comparisons to effectively target new revenue streams
Understand the importance of being led by defense ministries in the military procurement market and define your strategies with insight on what your customers really want by analyzing recent orders, technical specifications, and the country's expected investment pattern during 2016–2020
Make correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of the industry from 2016–2020, which includes a total competitive landscape of the sector with detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers along with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis
Determine prospective investment areas by gaining an in-depth understanding of the industry in terms of market opportunities
Channelize resources by identifying various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues across different sectors during 2016–2020

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1. What is this Report About?
1.2. Definitions
1.3. Summary Methodology
1.4. SDI Terrorism Index
1.5. About Strategic Defence Intelligence

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities
3.1. Defense Market Size Historical and Forecast
3.1.1. Defense expenditure expected to cumulatively value US$20.2 billion over the forecast period
3.1.2. The border dispute with Iraq and military modernization program are expected to be key factors driving defense expenditure
3.1.3. Defense budget as a percentage of GDP expected to average 2.6% over the forecast period
3.2. Analysis of Defense Budget Allocation
3.2.1. Capital expenditure allocation to increase over the forecast period
3.2.2. Capital expenditure is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.35% over the forecast period
3.2.3. Per capita defense expenditure expected to decrease over the forecast period
3.3. Homeland Security Market Size and Forecast
3.3.1. The homeland security budget is expected to grow over the forecast period at a CAGR of 3.38%
3.3.2. Cyber threats, the illegal drug trade, and human trafficking will be the key factors driving homeland security
3.3.3. Kuwait considered at 'low risk' of terrorist attack
3.4. Benchmarking with Key Global Markets
3.4.1. Kuwaitis a comparatively low defense spender
3.4.2. The country has a relatively low defense budget compared to other Middle Eastern nations
3.4.3. Kuwaiti defense expenditure as a percentage of GDP expected to decrease
3.4.4. Kuwait faces low threat from foreign terrorist organizations
3.5. Market Opportunities: Key Trends and Drivers
3.5.1. Demand for missile defense systems is expected to increase
3.5.2. Demand for military aircraft to increase
3.5.3. Defense for naval ships expected to increase over the forecast period

4 Defense Procurement Market Dynamics
4.1. Import Market Dynamics
4.1.1. Kuwaiti defense industry is import driven
4.1.2. Kuwait imports the majority of its arms from the US and Russia
4.1.3. Aircraft and Missiles to dominate Kuwaiti defense imports
4.2. Export Market Dynamics
4.2.1. Kuwait's defense export market is negligible

5 Industry Dynamics
5.1. Five Forces Analysis
5.1.1. Bargaining power of supplier: high
5.1.2. Bargaining power of buyer: medium to high
5.1.3. Barrier to entry: medium
5.1.4. Intensity of rivalry: low to medium
5.1.5. Threat of substitution: high

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