Pakistan

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

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

Pakistan Country Risk

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Core Views: The leaders of India and Pakistan met face-to-face on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September, demonstrating that relations between the two nuclear-armed powers remain...

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Pakistan Industry Coverage (16)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We maintain a cautious outlook on the agribusiness sector in Pakistan, as growth in key segments - wheat, rice and cotton - will remain impeded by high input costs, lack of...

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Autos

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Production Although vehicle sales have shown signs of a recovery since the beginning of the fiscal year, growing some 82% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first six months of FY2013/14, to 63,325 units,...

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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: Pakistan continues to present major challenges to vendors, and underperform its potential due to a myriad of economic, social and political risks. However, the large population and...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: Despite Nawaz Sharif 's best laid plans to initiate peace talks with the Taliban and to address major security issues, we expect Pakistan's domestic security situation to remain...

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Food & Drink

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In the longer term, we expect that Pakistan will become an increasingly important investment destination from the demographic point of view, provided political issues are addressed successfully....

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Freight Transport

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We have downgraded our full-year real GDP growth forecast for Pakistan for the current fiscal year (FY2013/14 [July-June]) to 3.4% from 4.0% previously, as the macroeconomic environment readjusts...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We remain bearish towards the outlook for Pakistan's construction sector despite the change towards a more economically conservative government in 2013. This is because Pakistan...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As is the case in previous years, it is very easy to identify points of weakness in Pakistan's insurance sector. Non-life penetration and life density - our key metrics - are at very low...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Pakistan medical device market is small for a country its size. Do mestic production is limited steel surgical instruments and the majority of the market is supplied...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Gas shortages continue to loom in Pakistan as the country awaits the development of required import infrastructure. With struggling production, a limited potential for significant...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Healthcare provision in Pakistan continues to lag behind that of neighbouring countries. Communicable disease s pose substantial problems, and with poor public hygiene, inadequate...

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Power

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BMI View : Since the release of the Pakistani government's new five-year energy plan on July 21 2013, small improvements in the sector have been made. The government succeeded in reviving...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Our forecasts for the commercial real estate sector in Pakistan are unchanged. Long-term upside risk is provided by the (hopefully) improving political and economic situation. However...

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Shipping

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Slight Pick-up In Port Activity Levels ExpectedThe Pakistani economy achieved a strong 5.0% GDP growth rate in July-September 2013, the first quarter of the 2013/14 financial year (which runs from...

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Telecommunications