Egypt

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

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

Egypt Country Risk

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Core Views One the whole, 2014 will be a relatively positive year for the Egyptian economy, as the currency stabilises and investment returns to the county. Sporadic outbursts in public unrest and...

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Egypt Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Egypt remains the world's largest wheat importer, and moderating global prices will help to decrease pressure on the country's fiscal situation and on local inflation. In line with...

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Autos

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We still think there is reason to believe the situation will improve for carmakers based in Egypt in 2014, as the country's PMI reading for December 2013 of 52.0 was its joint second-highest in the...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: After a challenging 2013 during which currency depreciation and lack of access to credit on favourable terms stymied market growth, we expect consumer electronics spending growth to...

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Defence & Security

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BMI believes that defence spending will increase in Egypt during 2014, with the country's annual defence budget being worth around US$4.7bn this year, an increase of almost 12% from the previous...

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Food & Drink

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Despite the relative near-term weakness of its food and drink market on account of the wider political and economic situation, Egypt ' s core demographics continue to offer encouraging prospects for...

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Freight Transport

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Political uncertainty will continue to affect the Egyptian economy in 2014 as the country continues upon its rocky transitional period towards democracy. At the time of writing, in January 2014, the...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Considering the disruption posed by security and political risks in Egypt, and the depreciation of the pound against the US dollar in 2013, the market performed well with solid growth....

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: As we anticipated, Egypt's construction industry has gained momentum in FY2013 with official figures reporting 5.9% real growth (our forecast indicated 5%). However, we are more cautious...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of late 2013, political developments continue to dominate the newsflow from Egypt. If past experience is any guide, they will have little impact on an insurance sector that could...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Egypt ian medical device market ranks six th in the MEA region and is projected to register one of the fastest 2013-2018 CAGRs in the region . Per c apita...

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Metals

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BMI View: We forecast modest growth in the Egyptian steel sector over the coming years, in line with our outlook for the wider economy. We are taking into account the influence of the weak...

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Mining

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We expect to see strong growth in the mining sector of the Middle East and North Africa over the coming years. With low base effects, governmental will to increase non-oil revenues and significant...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Political risk in Egypt has peaked, and we expect a slight moderation over the coming months. The interim government has brought a semblance of stability to Egypt's political scene and a...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View: The Egyptian petrochemicals industry is beginning to make tentative steps towards expansion in spite of lingering uncertainty under the interim government. While the risks are high,...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Power

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BMI View: Our outlook for the Egypt power sector remains in place this quarter, as the political situation in the country continues to remain in a state of flux. With power remaining a hot...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We believe that the real estate sector in Egypt will continue to stagnate in the face of a depressed economy and continuing political unrest. However, we have predicted a rise in...

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Retail

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BMI View: Egypt's huge and expanding population, together with increasing levels of disposable income, should result in a strong rise in household spending over the next few years. Consequently,...

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Shipping

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Political uncertainty will continue to affect the Egyptian economy in 2014 as the country continues through its rocky transitional period towards democracy. At the time of writing, in January 2014,...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Egypt's telecoms market is poised for a new phase of competition following the award of unified telecoms licenses to the country's telecoms service providers. Fixed-line incumbent...

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Tourism

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BMI's Egypt Tourism Report analyses the investment potential Egypt offers to large tourism-focused industries - particularly global hotel groups - as they seek to harness the growth opportunities...

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Water

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BMI View: We believe that Egypt's continued state of unease is likely to affect the development of the water sector. In particular, we believe that despite the public's vocal desire for better...

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