• Retail

    Western-style shopping malls are increasingly popular in emerging markets. OBG’s retail sector analysis looks at local demand, shopping habits, opportunities for development in smaller cities, consumer spending power and brand awareness.
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Although smaller than its petroleum, mining and agricultural sectors, Papua New Guinea industry and manufacturing are major contributors to the nation’s revenue base, and hold significant potential for future investment and development.

 

Papua New Guinea’s retail sector remains in its nascent stages, with the majority of the population remaining outside of the formal economy and low rates of urbanisation. The recent construction of the $19bn PNG LNG natural gas project provided significant support for retail expansion, although retailers have since grappled with a host of...

 

How would you describe the sentiment of the retail sector, given the current economic slump?

 

How do practices in Papua New Guinea stack up against World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations and guidelines on free trade?

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.