Kenya Industry

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The ongoing push for industrial expansion, as highlighted by the government’s overarching Vision 2030 strategy, has witnessed a number of positive developments over the past year, particularly in the textiles, construction materials and food processing segments. Electricity availability and reliability have improved steadily over the past year...

 

How would you rate Kenya’s manufacturing sector in terms of global and regional competitiveness?

 

Bolstered by a spate of planned infrastructure projects and strong construction industry expansion, Kenya’s cement sector is expected to record a positive performance in 2015, with excess supply gradually being absorbed by rising domestic and regional consumption. The sector faces a number of challenges, however, and an influx of new players...

 

What steps are currently being taken to encourage a shift towards value addition?

 

Kenya’s rapidly expanding fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment has been a major driver of industrial growth, benefiting from the particularly strong demand for food and beverages (F&B) and personal care products. This has led a number of international firms to enter the market or increase existing investments in recent years, most...

 

Buoyed by years of robust GDP growth, a rising middle class, increased purchasing power and shifting consumer habits that have helped to drive the development of new shopping malls and e-commerce activities, Kenya’s retail market is poised for considerable expansion in the coming years. Although informal spaces and local chains remain the...

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