BMI View: Strong government support for PPPs and a growing infrastructure project pipeline reinforce our positive outlook for Egypt's construction industry in 2016. The recent deterioration in the security situation will have a direct impact on investment in the tourism industry and as such commercial construction projects are at risk of being delayed and cancelled.
Key Trends And Developments
We maintain our construction industry real growth forecast for Egypt in 2016 at 8%, given the large project pipeline and solid foreign investor interest in the market.
The Egyptian government has the announced that it will tender 12 public-private partnerships (PPP) in the next 12 months. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Finance's PPP Central Unit, the new PPPs will be worth around USD4bn and will cover projects across all sectors, particularly in the transport and energy infrastructure sectors.
China will become an increasingly prominent player in the development of Egypt's infrastructure sector over the next decade. Attractive financing deals and significant expertise in the development of large-scale infrastructure projects - particularly in the transport sector - will allow China to gain market share, considerably altering the competitive landscape.
Given Egypt's large and growing project pipeline, we believe the country will face capacity constraints most acutely in the labour market - a significant risk to project implementation.
Gross fixed capital formation, which is a good proxy for construction activity, is forecast to grow by 8% in FY2015/16.
|f = BMI forecast. Source: National Sources, BMI|
|Construction industry value, EGPbn||88.93||107.43||125.68||144.34||162.45||180.02||196.38|
|Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y||5.60||9.80||7.99||7.34||6.55||6.32||5.09|
|Construction Industry Value, % of GDP||4.5||4.7||4.9||5.0||5.1||5.2||5.2|
Egypt performs below average for the region in our Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index for the Middle East and North Africa, ranking 9th out of 14 countries, with an overall score of 50.7 out of 100.
Egypt scores only 45.0 for Industry Rewards, below the regional average of 50.7. This is mainly due to low capital investment as a percentage of GDP.
Egypt achieves a mediocre Country Risk score of 51.9, mainly due to widespread corruption and limited institutional capacity to process tenders and permits in a timely manner.
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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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Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).
Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.
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