BMI View : Gabon's construction industry will record moderate and stable growth over our 10-year forecast period, al though we note that limited revenue , as the weak commodities outlook persists, a wide fiscal deficit and lack of substantial foreign direct investment will hinder the government's plan to tackle its infrastructure deficit and diversify its economy away from oil exports.
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We continue to forecast 5.6% real growth in 2016 and average annual growth of 5.2% in real terms over our 10-year forecast period. Nominal industry value is expected to rise from USD1.1bn in 2015 to USD2.7bn in 2025.
The continued slump in the global crude outlook is weighing heavily on Gabon's revenue stream, with the government struggling to direct significant expenditure towards infrastructure development.
The government is actively courting Chinese involvement in its infrastructure sector and has eased regulations for South African businesses travelling to Gabon in order to encourage them to invest in the country.
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|Construction industry value, XAFbn||736.55||782.22||837.75||896.40||968.11|
|Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y||5.62||3.70||4.10||4.00||5.00|
|Construction Industry Value, % of GDP||7.4||7.5||7.5||7.5||7.7|
Gabon is in 15th place out of 17 countries in our InfrastructureRRI, with a score of 30.5 below the regional average of 39.1.
An underdeveloped financial sector, high levels of red tape and low levels of skilled labour are chief deterrents to entering the market.
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The Gabon 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 Gabon Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Gabonese 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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