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

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

Country Risk

Togo Country Risk

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  • Political Risk will remain elevated in Francophone West Africa, a region which is characterised by weak state institutions and lasting political instability. Violence in Mali and the collapse of the Central African Republic highlight the fragility of impoverished inland countries, and the need for regional solutions to failed states.

  • Long-term Economic G rowth in Francophone West Africa will average just 5.0% between 2014 and 2023, much lower than the 6.4% that we forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). BMI believes that the economies of UEMOA will outperform those of CEMAC, many of which are struggling with stagnating oil production.

  • Economic growth in Côte d'Ivoire will remain elevated, averaging 8.0% between 2014...

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Togo Industry Coverage (1)

Telecommunications

Togo Telecommunications

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BMI View: Limited competition in Togo's telecoms market, with a duopoly in the mobile sector and a monopoly in the wireline sector, is the main reason for the general underdevelopment of the telecoms sector. The government's efforts to boost competition and extend network coverage to underserved area are, therefore, positive steps that are capable of accelerating subscriptions growth across the mobile, fixed telephony and broadband markets in the coming years. The main risks to the actualisation of the government's goal are potential investor apathy owing to a weak economic outlook and the high cost of network buildout in rural areas where more than 60% of the population lives.

Key Data

  • The mobile market grew by 13% y-o-y in FY13 to bring the mobile penetration rate to 58.5%.

  • The fixed line market grew...

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