Iraq

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

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

Iraq Country Risk

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Core Views Despite the formation of a government in December 2010, we expect political progress to remain slow and stability fragile. A broken power-sharing agreement and persistent sectarian...

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Iraq Industry Coverage (9)

Autos

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On a purely economic level, the outlook for the industry for 2014 and beyond should also be positive. Our Country Risk team forecasts GDP growth in the country to almost double in 2014 to 10.9% from...

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Defence & Security

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Iraq is struggling to emerge from a decade of civil war which followed the US-led invasion to depose former president Saddam Hussein in 2003. Since his removal, the country has suffered significant...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Iraq's already fragile business environment has worsened even further as violence has flared in the western prov ince of Anbar. It is likely this will result in the exacerbation of poor...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The medical device market is expected to experience robust growth over the forecast period, led by growth of consumables, diagnostic imaging and orthopaedics &...

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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 start of major upstream projects over in the coming quarters highlights Iraq's potential, volatile production, a challenging security situation and unresolved issues with the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Iraq's pharmaceutical and healthcare market continues to be complicated by a need for investment in infrastructure, a shortage of trained healthcare professionals and a lack of foreign...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Iraqi mobile sector recorded double-digit growth over the 12 months to December 2013. This supports our outlook for continued subscriptions growth during our five-year forecast...

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Water

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BMI View: Iraq 's already fragile business environment has worsened even further as violence has flared in the western province of Anbar. The likely resultant exacerbation of the poor government...

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