Iran

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

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

Iran Country Risk

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Core Views Recent improvements in relations with the West bode well for the country's economy. That said, uncertainty over the outcome of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme will ensure...

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Iran Industry Coverage (18)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Financial sanctions designed to pressure Tehran over its nuclear programme are playing havoc with Iran's ability to import goods. Food price inflation is soaring, leading to a serious...

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Autos

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The medium-term outlook for Iranian auto production remains cautiously optimistic, reflecting the temporary deal reached between the US and major powers over the future of its nuclear programme in...

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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: While we believe there is some scope for upside potential to our growth forecasts, we do not expect the effect to be seen before the end of 2014. The opening up of the 3G market to...

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Defence & Security

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The report examines the trends in Iran's current and future defence procurement, and the order of battle across its armed forces. The report's general conclusion is that, despite the domestic and...

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Freight Transport

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Our outlook for the Iranian freight transport sector in 2014 is that the country will begin to see a return to growth in volumes, in part due to base effects, and in part due to the more moderate...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Our outlook for the Iranian construction industry in the short- to medium is turning more optimistic. Although we estimate there was a contraction of 1% in real terms in 2013, we...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of early 2014, we remain of the view that the key factors driving growth in Iran's insurance sector have been higher (real) prices in just two lines - Compulsory Motorists Third...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Iranian medical device market ranks fif th in the Middle East and Africa , valued at US$766.5mn . Per capita e xpenditure, however, is the seventh lowest one in...

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Metals

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The outlook for Iran's steel sector remains poor; however, there are a few signs of light given the election of Hassan Rouhani and possible moderation in tone towards the West which could result in a...

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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 November 2013 i nterim n uclear d eal reached in Geneva has rightly been hailed as a significant development in the negotiations between Iran and the West, and marks a further...

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Petrochemicals

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The Iranian petrochemicals industry is set to receive a major boost in exports, putting up a major challenge to its Arabian Gulf rivals. However, BMI's latest Iran Petrochemicals report warns that...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Power

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BMI View: The recently-brokered deal between Iran and the international community appears to have cleared the way for the Iranian government to push ahead with developing the country's nuclear...

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Shipping

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We forecast that Iran will return to economic growth in 2014, with real GDP set to expand by 2.8% following our 2013 estimate of a 3.5% contraction. Container shipping also is set to take tentative...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Iran's large population should make it one of the most attractive telecoms markets in the Middle East. However, political and economic challenges remain and currency fluctuations limit...

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Water

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BMI View :Our forecasts have been revised over the past quarter as both extraction and consumption levels have risen beyond previous expectations. With a continually increasing population and a...

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