In-depth country-focused analysis on Benin's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Benin’s operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Benin, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Benin's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Benin before your competitors.

Country Risk

Benin Country Risk

BMI View:

  • Political Risk will remain elevated in Francophone West Africa, a region which is characterised by weak state institutions and lasting political instability. Violence in Mali and the collapse of the Central African Republic highlight the fragility of impoverished inland countries, and the need for regional solutions to failed states.

  • Long-term Economic G rowth in Francophone West Africa will average just 5.0% between 2014 and 2023, much lower than the 6.4% that we forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). BMI believes that the economies of UEMOA will outperform those of CEMAC, many of which are struggling with stagnating oil production.

  • Economic growth in Côte d'Ivoire will remain elevated, averaging 8.0% between 2014...

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Benin Industry Coverage (1)


Benin Telecommunications

BMI View:

BMI View : Benin offers scant opportunities for investors, owing to near-saturation of the mobile sector and the challenges involved in rolling out modern wire line infrastructure beyond the major population and bus iness centres. There are conso lidation opportunities in the mobile arena, however, with Glo being the s tandout acquisition target . Etisalat / Maroc Telecom -backed Moov would be a likely purchaser. Recent strong uptake of mobile internet services suggests MTN and Moov have upgraded their networks with 3G/4G technology, as permitted by their new universal...

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