Our comprehensive assessment of Chad's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Chad, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Chad's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Chad before your competitors.
Chad Country Risk
Annual real GDP growth in Benin will average 5.0% between 2014 and 2023 as consumer spending increases and the country's political stability engenders elevated levels of fixed investment. Nevertheless, a sporadic electricity supply and reliance on cotton production will hold back the pace of economic development.
Benin's political landscape shows little sign of fragility, and will remain one of the most stable, open and accountable in West Africa in the years ahead, enjoined by a free press and a multitude of political parties. Nevertheless, the country faces challenges in the long term such as an overspill of violence from piracy and terrorist activity in the region, and the potential for tribal/ethnic schisms to open.
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Chad Industry Coverage (1)
BMI View: Chad is one of Africa's most challenging markets for telecommunications investment and development. The wireline sector is a monopoly of the state-owned utility and lacks the resources needed to develop advanced services. The broadband market is served by three alternative players, but these are very small and seemingly target a small group of large enterprises rather than average consumers. The mobile sector, by contrast, is well developed but is led by two major players engaged in a price war that makes future growth difficult to sustain. They have developed mobile internet services but, as these are based on 2G technologies, these do not contribute to Chad's nascent broadband market. Privatisation of incumbent Sotel might alleviate these problems, but this seems very unlikely given Chad's unappealing business environment.