BMI View: The government's heavy focus on narrowing its infrastructure deficit is keeping our construction growth forecasts upbeat, with developments to freight logistics networks and the power grid key drivers of growth. Cameroon remains one of the more attractive PPP markets in SSA, with an extensive programme of 20 projects and legislation in place since 2006. Posing a downside risk to our outlook are potential threats to political stability in future, which could see investors becoming more cautious when operating in the market.
Forecast And Industry Developments
We continue to forecast 9.4% real growth in 2016 and an annual average of 8.8% in real terms between 2016 and 2020. Over the next five years Cameroon will be the second fastest-growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa, in line with Kenya and below Ethiopia.
Over our full 10-year forecast period we project the industry will expand 8% in real terms. Nominal industry value is expected to rise from an estimated USD1.9bn in 2015 to USD6.1bn in 2025, keeping it one of the smaller infrastructure markets in West Africa.
Cameroon remains one of the more attractive public-private partnership (PPP) markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, although we highlight potential risks to political stability in future could see investors become more cautious when operating in the market.
Investment in the logistics network, power grid and industrial construction will be the main drivers of construction industry growth as the government seeks to support the ease of doing business in the country.
|f=BMI forecast. Source: BMI|
|Construction industry value, XAFbn||1,308.32||1,469.11||1,649.81||1,837.89||2,050.16|
|Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y||9.35||8.89||9.20||8.35||8.15|
|Construction Industry Value, % of GDP||6.7||6.8||6.9||6.9||7.0|
Cameroon is ranked 11th of out 17 countries in our Infrastructure RRI for Sub-Saharan Africa, with a score of 37.8, below the regional average of 39.1.
A well-established PPP framework is helping to attract and sustain investment in the country's construction industry.
Uncertainty over incumbent president Paul Biya's stay in office and the growing presence of terrorist group Boko Haram are chief deterrents to entering the market.
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The Cameroon Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.
BMI's Cameroon Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Cameroonian infrastructure and construction industry.
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Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into construction (social, commercial and residential), transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc), and energy & utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).
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