South Sudan

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

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

South Sudan Country Risk

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Core Views: While conflicts between various tribes and ethnicities were already ongoing in both countries, the descent into full-scale armed conflict in South Sudan has major negative implications...

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South Sudan Industry Coverage (7)

Autos

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Heightened political and macroeconomic risks are the main factors behind our poor outlook for new vehicle sales market in Sudan. We maintain our bearish forecast for Sudanese new car sales at just 6,...

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Defence & Security

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Defence expenditure in Sudan has fluctuated markedly in recent years. In 2008, the country was spending around US$2.8bn per year on defence. Figures for 2013 indicate that Sudan has spent US$2.3bn on...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: We forecast that real GDP growth in Sudan will reach 2.5% in 2014, a significant improvement from the 2013 rate, estimated at 1.4%. Even so, significant headwinds persist, and this rate...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The outbreak of civil war in South Sudan will throw the construction industry into disarray in terms of financing and diverting government attention away from chronically needed...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Although South Sudan avoided another production shut-in only after successful diplomatic efforts, political crisis was again on track to derail the oil sector. At the time of writing,...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Despite an improvement in Suda n's Pharmaceutical Risk/Reward R atings, we note that risks in the country far outweigh any possible rewards for pharmaceutical firms. This is due to a...

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Power

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BMI View: Following on from their secession in 2011, both Sudan and South Sudan have been exper iencing frequent power outages; their electrification rates stand at 30% and 1% respectively....

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