BMI View: We maintain our positive outlook for growth in Cote d'Ivoire's construction sector over the medium term, with an nual average real growth of 8.3% expected between 2014 and 2018 . In line with the country's US$22.8bn National Development Plan, significant investment is taking place in the country's infrastructure sector. Funded by public and private sources, the country is experiencing a boom in investment into the transport and power sectors, whil e growing natural resource investment is eating additional demand for new capacity. However, the security and political risks remain very real threat, although a significant deterioration in the political climate is not our core view.
Construction growth is estimated to have rebounded strongly in 2013 following a six-year contraction 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. While private investment is also picking up as political stability improves and the economy picks up.
Investment into the country is being guided by the 2012-2015 National Development Plan. Approved in March 2012, the XOF11,076bn (US$22.8bn) 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 continue its impressive start in the public-private partnership (PPP) market to further fund infrastructure projects.
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.
- Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Cote d`Ivoire to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Ivorian infrastructure market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the Ivorian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Cote d`Ivoire.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.
These are broken down into Construction (social, commercial and residential), Transport (roads, railways, ports, airports etc), and Energy & Utilities (powerplants, renewable projects, pipelines and so on).
Analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sector (covering the transport, utilities and commercial construction sub-sectors) - including:
Market Overview:Analysis of the key elements driving developments, including evaluations of current capacity and future requirements.
Building Materials Overview
The building materials overview provides industry trend analysis on the global and regional demands for building materials and the impact of this on the emerging and developed markets.
Business Environment Ratings
BMI's Infrastructure Business Environment Ratings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) in the regional infrastructure market.
The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data point.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts
Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecast. Indicators include:
Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%).
Infrastructure: Value (US$bn); contribution to construction industry (%); real growth (%) of transport infrastructure (broken down by railways, airports, roads and bridges, ports and harbours) and energy and utilities (broken down by power plants and transmission grids, oil and gas pipelines, and water infrastructure).
Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.