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


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

Country Risk

Mali Country Risk

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  • Annual real GDP growth in Benin will average 5.2% between 2015 and 2024 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.


Mali Industry Coverage (3)


Mali Mining

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BMI View: West Africa's growth outlook will weaken on the back of continued mineral price weakness, inadequate infrastructure and the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak over the coming quarters. The region's long-term growth outlook remains promising due to countries' vast untapped mineral reserves, positive foreign investment outlook and infrastructure developments.

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Mali Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Q1 2016 West and Central Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments and trends in the telecommunications market in seven countries: Cameroon, Cote d' Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. Strong growth over the past few years has resulted in more saturated markets, at least in terms of the number of mobile telephony subscriptions. However, there is considerable long term value to be gleaned from these markets and, moving towards 2019 and beyond, regional mobile operators will increasingly shift towards advanced data services to sustain and build on revenue generation. The efforts of operators will be complemented by the uptake of low-cost smartphones and mobile devices along with access to cheap and more reliable international bandwidth connectivity via submarine cables.

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Mali Telecommunications

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BMI View : The mobile market in Mali remains a duopoly between Maroc Telecom-owned Sotelma and Orange-backed Ikatel. In February 2016 it was revealed that Mali planned to issue a fourth mobile licence, despite the fact that third player third licensee, Alpha Telecom, has yet to launch. Despite the introduction of limited competition, the provision of fixed-line telephony services in Mali is dominated by Sotelma. Meanwhile, Mauritania is one of the region's least dynamic mobile markets, despite the competition between the three operators and the market penetration moving closer to the 100% mark. The country has three...

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