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 end - 2014. The opening up of the 3G market to other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: We think that the country's nuclear activities will remain a point of contention with the international community for the years to come, and if a comprehensive deal is not signed now,...

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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: We forecast that real growth in the Iranian construction industry will pick up momentum in the short- to medium term, with growth forecast to average 4.2% over the next five years...

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Insurance

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BMI View:   Looking ahead to 2015, Iran's insurance sector should post high growth rates, in part skewered by high inflation. The greatest variable in assessing future trends in the sector remains...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The Iranian medical device market ranks fifth in the Middle East and Africa   (MEA) , valued at US$832.5mn. Per capita expenditure, however, is the ninth lowest in the...

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Metals

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The outlook for Iran's metals sector is improving for the first time years as sanctions begin to be eased following negotiations with the Western powers. On the whole, however, we are far from...

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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 : While the November 2013 interim nuclear agreement was a positive development for Iran , it does not allow for additional oil sales. Based on the assumption that the current...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View:  A further easing of international sanctions w ill be a major boost to the Iranian petrochemicals industry, which has borne the brunt of the international sanctions regime. However,...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: BMI continues to adjust its forecasts for Iran's pharmaceutical market to account for the sanction-induced currency crisis and high rates of inflation. The rapid depreciation of the...

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Power

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BMI View:   With talks to reach an agreement between Iran and the international community in relation to the country's nuclear industry having stalled, the outlook for Iran's power sector remains...

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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 3.2% following a 2.9% contraction in 2013. Container shipping also is set to take tentative steps to...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Iran's telecoms market is an underperformer in the Middle East as a result of political and economic risks, exacerbated by currency depreciation , which is limiting access to the...

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Water

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BMI View : As the population of Iran continues to grow, so does the demand on the water sector. In recent years water extraction and consumption rates have steadily increased leading to shortages...

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