Ethiopia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Ethiopia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Ethiopia

Our comprehensive assessment of Ethiopia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Ethiopia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Ethiopia'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 Ethiopia before your competitors.

Country Risk

Ethiopia Country Risk

Ethiopia Industry Coverage (3)

Agribusiness

Ethiopia Agribusiness

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BMI View: Production prospects look broadly favourable for the Ethiopian agriculture sector over the long term. This will largely be due to more investment in the sector, along with higher incomes contributing to consumption growth. We believe the sugar sector has the most potential, as investments in new sugar refineries will make sugar one of the few reliable agricultural exports over the forecast period. In terms of grains, the country's food security is expected to remain relatively stable over the short term even though corn production declined year-on-year in 2014/15 due to low plantings. However, even with recent multinational interest in the country'...

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Infrastructure

Ethiopia Infrastructure

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BMI View: Ethiopia's construction and infrastructure industry has been growing at a rapid pace over recent years owing to the government's focus on heavy capital investment in the infrastructure sector. While we expect this trend to continue, BMI forecasts growth in the sector will slow as the soon to be announced Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) for the coming five years will unlikely be as sizeable due to budgetary constraints. Ethiopia will continue to attract foreign investment - particularly in the industrial construction sector as the country positions itself as a low-cost manufacturing hub - but this will be insufficient to take up the slack in growth from lower government investment.

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Telecommunications

Ethiopia Telecommunications

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BMI View: Our Q315 East Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets of Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Sudan. The six markets present challenging business environments, including the low spending power of the majority of consumers, high cost of network deployment in rural areas and political instability in some countries. The lack of competition and in some cases unfavourable fiscal regimes will also pose a downside to market growth; as a result penetration and the share of 3G/4G of the mobile market will remain among the lowest in the world.

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