Egypt Country Risk Report

Providing comprehensive data and in-depth analysis of political, financial and economic risk.

Report includes: BMI's Core Views, 10-year Forecasts, BMI's Economic Risk Index, Political Stability and Risk Index, Long-term Political Outlook, Operational Risk Index, SWOT Analysis and Structural Economic Sections

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Egypt Country Risk Report
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Core Views

  • 2016 will be a relatively positive year for the Egyptian economy, as the currency stabilises and investment returns to the county.

  • The fiscal and net export position will improve significantly on the back of fuel subsidy reform. Subsidy cuts will likely be watered down if public unrest occurs on a significant scale, however, the bulk of reform will remain in place.

  • Hikes to domestic energy prices will push consumer price inflation back into the double digits by the end of the year.

  • Egypt's geopolitical importance will ensure that even if an IMF agreement is delayed for longer than expected, further foreign aid commitments will materialise around the turn of the year. Western powers such as the US and EU have an interest in ensuring the North African country does not experience a more pronounced economic and political crisis. However, it will be donations from the GCC which keeps Egypt afloat this year.

Key Risks

  • A failure to secure external financing (whether through the IMF or bilateral aid) raises the risks of a disorderly devaluation of the Egyptian pound.

  • Terror attacks, or disturbances caused by the Muslim Brotherhood could have a significant impact on investment and tourism figures.

Economic Activity (Egypt 2011-2020)
Indicator 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015e 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
National Sources/BMI
Nominal GDP, USDbn 230.7 259.5 255.0 282.0 293.7 299.4 322.6 345.3 374.5 410.5
Real GDP growth, % y-o-y 1.4 1.3 2.2 2.2 2.6 2.6 3.2 3.6 3.5 3.4
GDP per capita, USD 2,954 3,268 3,159 3,436 3,521 3,535 3,750 3,955 4,228 4,569
Population, mn 83.8 85.7 87.6 89.6 91.5 93.4 95.2 97.0 98.8 100.5
Executive Summary
5
Core Views
5
Key Risks
5
Chapter 1: Economic Outlook
7
SWOT Analysis
7
BMI Economic Risk Index
7
Economic Growth Outlook
8
Very Gradual Economic Recovery
8
GDP By Expenditure Outlook
9
TABLE: PRIVATE CONSUMPTION FORECASTS
10
TABLE: GOVERNMENT CONSUMPTION FORECASTS
10
TABLE: FIXED INVESTMENT FORECASTS
10
TABLE: NET EXPORTS FORECASTS
10
Fiscal Policy And Public Debt Outlook
11
Large Deficits To Shrink Only Gradually
11
Structural Fiscal Position
12
TABLE: FISCAL POLICY
12
Monetary Policy
13
Drastic Measures To Support Pound
13
Monetary Policy Framework
13
Currency Forecast
14
EGP: Another Devaluation In The Next Year
14
TABLE: BMI CURRENCY FORECAST
14
Chapter 2: 10-Year Forecast
17
The Egyptian Economy To 2025
17
One Of MENA's Outperformers
17
TABLE: LONG-TERM MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS
17
Chapter 3: Political Outlook
19
SWOT Analysis
19
BMI Political Risk Index
19
Domestic Politics
20
Political Risks To Rise As Economy Falters
20
TABLE: POLITICAL OVERVIEW
20
Long-Term Political Outlook
21
Four Scenarios For The Coming Decade
21
Chapter 4: Operational Risk
25
SWOT Analysis
25
Operational Risk Index
25
Operational Risk
26
TABLE: OPERATIONAL RISK
26
Economic Openness
27
TABLE: TOP 5 IMPORT PARTNERS & PRODUCT IMPORTS, 2010-2014, USDMN
28
TABLE: FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
29
TABLE: FREE TRADE ZONES AND INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
30
Availability Of Labour
32
TABLE: MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA - AVAILABILITY OF LABOUR RISK
33
TABLE: EGYPT'S TOP 10 SOURCE COUNTRIES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
34
Chapter 5: BMI Global Macro Outlook
37
Global Macro Outlook
37
Tentative Stability, But New Risks Emerging
37
TABLE: GLOBAL ASSUMPTIONS
37
TABLE: DEVELOPED STATES, REAL GDP GROWTH, %
38
TABLE: EMERGING MARKETS, REAL GDP GROWTH, %
39
TABLE: MACROECONOMIC DATA & FORECASTS
41

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