Report Description


Forecast Period


Market Size (2022)

31.16 Thousand Units

CAGR (2023-2028)


Fastest Growing Segment

Class 8

Largest Market

Saudi Arabia


Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a political and economic alliance of six middle east countries, namely, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates has a huge demand for heavy commercial vehicles because of their direct involvement with the oil and gas industries and the economy of these GCC countries hugely depends upon these oil and gas reserves. Further, these countries are now getting involved in the diversification of revenues which is resulting in the development of other heavy industries (mining and marine).

GCC Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market Overview

The GCC heavy commercial vehicle market is expected to grow at a faster rate in the forecasted period. The market is significantly driven by the rise of construction projects, transportation, infrastructural development, and manufacturing. The heavy commercial vehicles encompass a range of vehicles, such as buses, trailers, and specialized heavy trucks.

The heavy commercial vehicles market in GCC has been consistently rising for the past few years because these countries have rich reserves of oil and gas whose operations are further linked with many other industries. The GCC countries don’t have fertile soil therefore they heavily depend upon the imports of goods. These countries are known for their aggressive projects, such as building huge skyscrapers, airports, and stadiums. So, these kinds of projects require the use of heavy commercial vehicles which help in transporting raw materials like cement, equipment, and machinery. The heavy-duty vehicles are mostly driven by diesel. Some of them also use CNG but because of the environmental concerns, other types of fuels are also being explored although they are in developing stage as of now.  

GCC Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market Drivers

The construction sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is projected to experience a period of robust growth in the near to mid-term. This positive outlook is attributed to the increased availability of project finance resulting from record-high export earnings and the continuation of the implementation of long-range and non-renewable energy sector development strategies across the GCC. The construction industry has a vast pipeline of projects with several contracts still to be awarded across a variety of sectors, including power, water, transport, commercial, residential, and industrial projects.

The logistics market in the GCC is expected to see a lot of growth in the next few years, thanks to the growing need for warehousing facilities and the influx of government and private investment to make the region a strong logistics hub with good regulations. Dubai is becoming more and more important in global trade, and the economy is expected to do well in the coming years. Bahrain has some of the cheapest set-up and operating costs in the GCC, which has made it a great place to start a business and get access to the GCC and Arab world.

GCC countries have known for a long time that manufacturing growth is key to diversifying the domestic economy, creating more productive jobs, and increasing non-oil exports. From a tax point of view, it's essential to replace government revenue that's mainly based on hydrocarbon exports with more non-oil sector revenue. So, GCC countries have put in place a lot of plans and initiatives to grow and consolidate their domestic manufacturing base.