تصنف عدد من الدول الخليجية من بين الدول الخمسة عشر الأولى من ناحية نسبة العائلات المليونيرة فيما تسود الأجواء الإيجابية على توقعات النمو في الثروات في منطقة الشرق الأوسط ككل.
وتقود المملكة العربية السعودية النمو في الثروات الخاصة وفقاً لتقرير جديد أعدته بوسطن كونسلتينج جروب حمل اسم “الثروة العالمية 2017: تحويل تجربة العملاء” وتم نشره اليوم.
السعودية تقود النمو
“Growth has rebounded strongly in the Middle East this year compared to last year, and the outlook is still positive driven by Saudi Arabia,” the report says. The report said that the reason for the increase in wealth during this year is due to the correction in oil prices after the significant decline suffered during the past years. “The reform of Vision 2030 in Saudi Arabia will positively affect the region and its families,” the report says.
UAE towards a slowdown in growth
In the United Arab Emirates, the growth rate of private wealth in the year 2016 increased by 8.3%, as it continues to drive the growth of private wealth rates across the GCC. The growth was supported by equity earnings.
According to the report, “in 2016, the volume of private wealth traded in shares increased by 9.3%, compared with cash and deposits by 8.4% and bonds by 3.8%.”
On the other hand, the year 2017 will be more difficult as the overall growth of private wealth in the UAE is expected to decline to 7.4 percent over the next five years. “Cash deposits will be at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% and bonds at CAGR of 3.6%, the main contributors to this growth over the next five years,” the report says.
The total number of million households (with a net worth of more than $ 1 million in net investment assets) in the UAE rose by 5.9% in 2016. Growth is expected to slow to 4.8% by 2021.
Switzerland is the biggest destination for foreign wealth
The results of the BCG report reveal that Switzerland remains the largest destination for the wealth of the Middle East and Africa’s rich in 2016 by acquiring 31% of total wealth with a CAGR of 4.7% over the next five years. Followed by the UK / Channel Islands by 23% at CAGR of 5% and Dubai by 18% at CAGR of 4.5%, according to a press release distributed to the media.
The ranking of the Gulf countries in the million families is
Bahrain ranked first in the Gulf and globally in the percentage of single-family households, with 18.2% of Bahraini families.
Qatar ranked second in the Gulf and the fifth globally with 7.8% of the million families for the number of Qatari families.
Kuwait maintains its position as the eighth largest in the world and the third among the Gulf countries in the percentage of million families, which amounted to 5.8%.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom ranked 12th in the world and the fourth in the region in the percentage of million families at a rate of 5.0%. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked first in the Gulf, and the world’s thirteenth largest number of million families with 236 thousand families.
The United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has not been among the top 15 countries in the percentage of wealthy families.