- Lack of financial stability/ unstable job opportunities and continuous influx of tourists due to the presence of pilgrimage places such as Mecca and Medina has led to the rise in the number of car rental firms in Saudi Arabia.
- Best, Hanco, Budget, Hertz Corporation and Europcar have been the leading brands in the Saudi Arabia car rental and leasing market.
Ken Research announced its latest publication on “Saudi Arabia Car Rental and Leasing Market Outlook to 2020 - Religious Tourism and Short Term Car Rental to Stimulate Growth” which provides a comprehensive analysis of the Car Rental Market in Middle East. The report covers various aspects such as market size of Saudi Arabia car rental and leasing market on basis of revenues and fleet size, segmentation on the basis of Car Leasing, short term car rental and chauffeur driven car rental, on airport and off airport, regions, mode of booking, purpose of booking, and organizational structure for car rental market in Saudi Arabia. The report also provides insights on vehicle leasing market size and segmentation by industry verticals, term of contracts and vehicle type in Saudi Arabia. The report is useful for industry consultants and analysts, car rental companies and new players venturing in the market.
The share of Saudi Arabia is the largest within the entire car rental market in Middle East with reference to the overall revenues in 2015. Saudi Arabia car rental and leasing market has grown at a positive CAGR of 0.6% over the period, 2010-2015. The expected growth rests on a number of factors, including population growth, the growing numbers of pilgrims, Umrah performers and visiting businessmen coupled with the developmental plans experienced by the Kingdom in oil and nonoil sectors.
The car rental industry in Saudi Arabia has been dominated by the organized segment. Saudi Arabia car rental and leasing market has been majorly dominated by brands namely Best, Hanco, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar and others. The market has been dominated by branded players due to widespread availability of different car variants and affordability in terms of pricing. Majority of the international tourists in the country prefer online car booking in advance. Therefore, the presence of branded players such as budget, thrifty and hertz allow international tourists to do prior booking as compared to the other local players. Branded players offer a variety of car types and have a larger fleet size as compared to the local players
The restrictive factor would only be the terrorist attacks which would restrain the growth of tourism and thus push a negative impact on the car rental industry. The three suicide attacks which occurred across Saudi Arabia, including one in Medina near the Prophet’s Mohammad’s Mosque, one in Jeddah and one at a Shiite mosque in Qatif in the Eastern Province in 2016 will make the market for car rental grow at a slower pace in the short run by reducing the tourism growth.
Saudi Arabia car rental and leasing market is one of the mature markets in the Middle East region with a consistent and steady growth rate. The market is driven by competitive pricing (in terms of profit margins), induction of innovative technology by organized players and increasingly investing in luxury cars to cater the demands of their customers. Projection for the future suggests that the market for car rental is expected to witness promising growth, with revenues is expected to mount to USD 745 million by 2020.
Key Topics Covered in the Report:
Saudi Arabia Car Rental and Leasing Market
- Market Size by Revenue and Fleet Size
- Market Segmentation by
- Business Segments
- Chauffeur driven on airport or off airport
- Booking method
- Car trips
- Major cities
- Organized- unorganized
- Car leasing by industry verticals, term of contract and car type
- Trends and Development
- Government Regulations
- Traveler’s Profile by age and gender
- Competition and Market Share
- Future Outlook
- Macro Economic Variables
Key Products Mentioned in the Report
Short Term Car Rental
Chauffeur Driven Car Rental
Companies Covered in the Report
Best Rent a Car
Patriot Rent a Car
Super Price Rent a Car
Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications