Autos Logistics In Africa: The Distribution Challenge


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Autos Logistics In Africa: The Distribution Challenge
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‘The growth opportunities for carmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa have made it one of the key regions of focus for the industry, particularly as growth in developed states, and even some of the more mature emerging markets (EMs), begins to wane. With this in mind, Business Monitor International (BMI), has evaluated the region's top markets (excluding the relatively well developed South Africa), not only from an autos demand perspective, but also taking into account the business environment and the logistical challenges faced by companies targeting these frontier markets.’

BMI has just published a brand new special report, Autos Logistics in Africa – The Distribution Challenge, where we examine Africa's logistics capabilities for the automotives sector. The report provides a detailed analysis of the logistical issues of concern to automotive distributors & manufacturers looking to break into new markets in Africa.

Our expert analysts give an overview of the strong growth opportunities present in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, before examining in detail seven markets we have identified as having particularly buoyant prospects. We look at these seven states - Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Tanzania - from a logistics perspective, looking at international and regional connections, the bureaucratic burden involved with importing and exporting, and the state of each country's transport network, ultimately examining their prospects as effective bases for automotives companies to do business in.

The report will be especially useful to companies involved in the automotives sector looking to increase their exposure to these strong-growth African markets. We identify those markets where the logistics sector is particularly well-developed, and how this impacts the autos sector, and critically evaluate those where it is lacking, whether in terms of infrastructure or bureaucracy. Companies that have already entered African markets are discussed, and we identify where we see the greatest future opportunities for others.

The report contains significant input from both our Automotives and Freight Transport teams, drawing on our Africa country risk macroeconomic projections. The issues examined by the report will also be of significance to any sector interested in the growth markets of Africa, especially those wanting to know whether the logistical framework is in place for them to do business effectively.

Use BMI’s core views on the logistical capabilities of Africa to enhance your investment decision-making, with the report answering key questions, such as:

  • What does Angola have to offer that its neighbour, logistics outperformer Namibia doesn’t?
  • Will the Ghanaian government’s aim of developing an auto assembly sector be realised?
  • What opportunities does Namibia, our regional logistics outperformer offer?
  • What would make Nigeria even more appealing to autos manufacturers?
  • What obstacles stand in the way of Tanzania becoming East Africa’s key autos gateway?

The special report draws on BMI’s 30 years of experience to critically evaluate the logistical issues facing the seven major countries of interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, helping you assess the roles they could play in your company’s growth strategy for 2013 and beyond.