Cote d'Ivoire Infrastructure Report Q4 2014 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Nov 21 2014

Cote d'Ivoire's construction sector has entered a new period of growth. Following decades of underinvestment and weak to no growth, we are forecasting 10.6% annual average growth between 2014 and 2018. A number of mega projects, in line with the country's USD22.8bn National Development Plan, are seeing significant investment taking place in the country's infrastructure sector. Funded by public and private sources, the country is experiencing a boom in investment in the transport and power sectors, while growing natural resource investment is creating additional demand for new capacity. However, the security and political risks remain a very real threat, although a significant deterioration in the political climate is not our core view.

Growth in 2014 and 2015 is expected to hit double digits at 15.7% and 14.6% respectively, continuing a strong rebound estimated for 2013, following a six-year contraction in industry growth due to lengthy unrest. The recovery is expected to be sustained at least through to 2015, when the country's national development plan draws to a close. Government investment into addressing the country's wide-reaching infrastructure deficiencies, following decades of underinvestment, is filtering through to projects. Private investment is also picking up as political stability improves and the economy picks up.

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Investment into the country is being guided by the 2012-2015 National Development Plan. Approved in March 2012, the XOF11,076bn (USD22.8bn) outlines investment across a number of sectors - including a heavy focus on infrastructure - as well as social spending and improvement governance. Infrastructure, energy, water and other heavy industries are outlined as key areas of investment, while social infrastructure such as schools and hospitals will also receive attention, in line with the government's 'pro-poor' agenda. The programme will be financed through a combination of public and private financing, with the government looking to...

The Cote d'Ivoire Infrastructure Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's Cote d'Ivoire Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Ivorian infrastructure and construction industry.

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