Kenya

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

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

Kenya Country Risk

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Core Views A wave of terrorist attacks shows that the Kenyan security services are unable to prevent Somali-based al Shabaab from operating across the country. Another large-scale attack,...

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Kenya Industry Coverage (15)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   We expect to see a general stagnation in production for the 2014/15 season owing to erratic rains. This will contribute to rising imports and domestic food prices, which will...

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Autos

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As a result of a data released from the Kenyan Bureau of Statistics BMI has slightly downgraded its GDP forecast for 2014 to 5.0%, down from 5.7%. Even this slower acceleration will still be a...

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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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Food & Drink

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The outlook for Kenya's food and drink industry continues to be positive, with strong growth expected over the short-to-medium term. The success of premium-chain coffee shops highlights the...

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Freight Transport

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An accelerating domestic economy and rising demand in key export markets will cause Kenya's current account deficit to gradually narrow over the coming years. We predict that the country's current...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Indigenous African IT firms are expanding rapidly to take advantage of growth opportunities the region's budding IT market. This is a positive development for the IT market in Africa...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   We have downgraded our construction industry real growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015 to 4.8% and 4.9% respectively on the back of damage to investor confidence in the wake of growing...

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Insurance

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BMI View : Achieving premium growth of 20% or so in each of the two main segments in 2013 - in face of significant challenges - the Kenyan insurers once again proved their resilience and dynamism...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Kenyan medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 14.4 % over the 2013-2018 period, alongside impressive GDP growth and strengthening imports. Almost all...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Investment into Kenya's healthcare sector by pharmaceutical and medical device companies is an advisable business strategy - as highlighted by the high growth forecast in healthcare...

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Power

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BMI View: Kenya is investing heavily in wind power and solar, and a number of coal-fired and gas-fired facilities are due to come online this decade , significantly increase Kenya ' s generating...

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Renewables

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BMI View: The adoption of renewable energy in Kenya is undeniably an attractive avenue for growth given the sizeable natural potential for renewable power generation, growing energy demand, and...

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Shipping

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For 2014, we have a positive outlook for Kenya's ports and shipping sector based on three main factors: reasonable economic growth in Kenya itself; a dynamic East African region (this is important...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The imminent exit of YU Mobile from Kenya's mobile market will do little to ease the downward pressure on mobile tariffs and operators' voice revenues considering the expected entry of...

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Tourism

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BMI View: The bomb attacks in Nairobi and Mombasa in early May 2014 underline how precarious the short-term outlook for Kenyan tourism remains. BMI remains pessimistic on the outlook for...

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