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

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

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Liberia Mining

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BMI View: West Africa's iron ore production growth will face difficult times ahead, as the collapse in global iron ore prices and outbreak of the Ebola virus will slash mining companies' revenue, limit capital expenditure options, force the evacuation of workers and disrupt supply chains.

Weak global prices and the Ebola virus outbreak will dent West Africa's growth outlook as mining companies suffer reduced revenue, difficulties in obtaining finance and lacking infrastructure.

Growth To Be Gradual
Select Countries - Iron Ore Production (Mn tonnes)

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Liberia Telecommunications

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BMI View: Liberia ranks 35th out of 48 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa for mobile penetration, reaching just 56.4% at the end of 2014. We forecast slow growth in 2015 as the after effects of the Ebola crisis continue to play out. Consumer spending on mobile services dropped during 2014 as travel restrictions and the shrinking economy reduced the need for consumers to spend on mobile services. The market has continued growth potential, but we believe growth will be slower as operators seek to recoup investments after lower income during 2014 and 2015. Long-term demand for broadband services offers the potential for mobile operators to capitalise on their investments into next generation mobile infrastructure, leaving wireline services underdeveloped.


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