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, 2015 will be a relatively positive year for the Egyptian economy, as the currency stabilises and investment returns to the county. The fiscal and net export position...

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Egypt Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Egypt remains the world's largest wheat importer, meaning that the recent sell-off in grain prices will benefit the country, though low prices will be limited by Egypt's weak pound...

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Autos

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Conditions for Egypt's new vehicle market are much improved in 2014. With the political situation more stable and inflation heading lower, we are revising our forecast for passenger car sales upwards...

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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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Following a slump in the consumer electronics market in 2013, owing to currency depreciation and a lack of access to credit on favourable terms, we forecast consumer electronics spending growth to...

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Defence & Security

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We expect Egypt's defence budget to reach USD5.4bn in 2014. We anticipate that it will increase to USD5.9bn in 2016 and then to USD6.5bn the following year. The final two years of our forecast period...

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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 through its rocky transitional period towards democracy. However, the election of former Field...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Egypt's fragile politi cal and economic environment is a drag on its IT market, limiting the country's ability to develop its full potential as a hub between the Middle East and...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We maintain our construction industry growth forecast for Egypt at 4.6% in FY2014 on the back of a strong project pipeline, robust demand for infrastructure, and increased political...

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Insurance

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BMI View:   Overall, we anticipate that Egypt's insurance sector will enjoy steady growth over the forecast period. It should benefit from a period of stability, following political and economic...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The   Egypt ian medical device market   is fairly small compared to other countries in the   Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region and is projected to register one...

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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: The installation of the el-Sisi government has improved investor sentiment in Egypt, which has been troubled by political and social instability. We anticipate a more stable...

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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

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BMI View: The landslide victory by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election in Egypt increases the attractiveness of the country ' s pharmaceutical market, which has been deteriorating...

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Power

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BMI View:   Egypt is in desperate need of increased power capacity, as the country's energy infrastructure struggles to cope with the demand for power. However, with the political situation still...

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Real Estate

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BMI View:   The real e state sector in Egypt remains in a state of flux in Q414, facing short-term stagnation as a result of political instability   despite the market's significant long-...

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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, although the...

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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. However, the election of former field...

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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 a mobile virtual network operator licenc e to fixed-line incumbent operator Telecom Egypt...

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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: Egypt will predominantly follow the path taken by many MENA countries in looking to desalination for aid in alleviating potential water shortages . H owever as the desalination...

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