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

Our comprehensive assessment of Chad's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Chad, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Chad'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 Chad before your competitors.

Country Risk

Chad 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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Chad Industry Coverage (1)


Chad Telecommunications

BMI View:

BMI View: Chad is one of Africa's most challenging markets for telecommunications investment and development. The wireline sector is a monopoly of the state-owned utility and lacks the resources needed to develop advanced services. The broadband market is served by three alternative players, but these are very small and seemingly target a small group of large enterprises rather than average consumers. The mobile sector, by contrast, is well developed but is led by two major players engaged in a price war that makes future growth difficult to sustain. They have developed mobile internet services but, as these are based on 2G technologies, these do not contribute to Chad's nascent broadband market. Privatisation of incumbent Sotel might alleviate these problems, but this seems very unlikely given Chad's unappealing business environment.

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