Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Mining from The Report: Nigeria 2017

Comprising major food and consumer staples producers, Africa’s largest cement manufacturers, and a handful of heavy industries and light manufacturing, Nigeria has a diversified industrial sector. According to data from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the country is home to the largest manufacturing sector on the continent and, along with Egypt, South Africa and Morocco, it accounts for two-thirds of the continent’s manufacturing in nominal US dollar terms. Given the potential of the industrial sector for both employment and revenues, the government is hoping to stoke further growth. The potential Nigeria offers as an industrial producer is not in any doubt, and the long-term advantages are sizeable, but so too are the challenges. As a result, the stabilisation of the macroeconomic situation offers some short-term hope. The long-term promise, however, is significant given the country’s vast array of inputs, such as natural gas, metals and agricultural commodities, as well as a domestic market of 189m people and duty-free access to another 120m consumers within ECOWAS. This chapter contains interviews with Okechukwu E Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment; and Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development; and a roundtable interview with Chidi Okoro, Managing Director, UAC Foods; Theo Williams, Country Manager, AJE; and George Plymenakos, Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC).

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Chapter | Industry & Mining from The Report: Nigeria 2017

Comprising major food and consumer staples producers, Africa’s largest cement manufacturers, and a handful of heavy industries and light manufacturing, Nigeria has a diversified industrial sector. According to data from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the country is home to the largest manufacturing sector on the continent and, along with Egypt, South Africa and Morocco,...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Nigeria 2017

As Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria is a key member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the world’s fourth-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Policy moves over the past two decades have enabled young Nigerian companies to acquire and develop oil and gas blocks, build pipelines and distribution networks, and soon, based on the current project...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

Although smaller than its petroleum, mining and agricultural sectors, Papua New Guinea’s industry and manufacturing are major contributors to the nation’s revenue base, and hold significant potential for future investment and development. Manufacturers face several challenges, including high transportation, utilities and security costs, import dependency, currency depreciation, a foreign...

After a number of challenging years, PNG is starting to hit its equilibrium point again. It has largely passed through the period of difficult adjustments, and now some balance has returned. A number of long-planned projects are progressing and new areas of opportunity are being explored.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Thailand 2017

Economic stability, comparatively well-developed infrastructure and competitive investment incentives have attracted a steady flow of financing to Thailand’s manufacturing sector from both foreign and domestic sources, resulting in one of the strongest manufacturing bases in the ASEAN region and the second-largest economy within the trade block. These investments – made initially in basic...