• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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Nigeria once had a thriving textiles industry, but as with so many of its peers across the continent, the sector has suffered under intense competition following the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), which set rules for the international trade of textiles and garments until 2004. Given the role the MFA played in relation to employment...

 

Mining is big business in Africa and a cornerstone of many national economies. It accounts for a quarter of GDP in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in Botswana the figure has been as high as 40%. Yet despite the huge potential for deposits of precious metals, base metals, coal and iron ore, the Nigerian mining sector contributed only...

 

With a variety of both local and foreign firms, Nigeria’s pharmaceutical market comprised more than 130 active companies in 2017, including global giants such as GlaxoSmithKline and Procter & Gamble, as well as smaller domestic start-ups. Although there is a heavy presence of drugs producers, the country still faces a significant shortfall...

 

What is Nigeria doing to improve the investment attractiveness of its mining sector?

 

What is the biggest bottleneck facing fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) production in Nigeria?

 

What obstacles do manufacturers face in Nigeria?