Nigeria Infrastructure Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Infrastructure industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast, BMI's Infrastructure Risk Reward Index, Market Overview and Company Profiles.

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  • Gain independent insight into the outlook for the infrastructure industry through BMI's 10 year forecasts
  • Understand the market through analysis of projects , investment plans and key players
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks

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B MI View: A combination of tight liquidity restricting business operations and renewed violence in the Delta region exacerbating the government's struggle in raising adequate revenue to undertake major infrastructure spending has seen our forecasts for the construction sector be heavily revised downwards. Chinese credit will be a key lifeline for growth, although will not benefit the whole industry.

Latest Updates And Structural Trends

  • We forecast just 1.1% y-o-y real growth in Nigeria's construction sector over 2016, based on the dire state of the wider economy and the lack of liquidity in the banking sector causing projects to grind to a halt. 2017 will see stronger growth forecast at 7% as the economy settles and a pickup in Chinese financing, following the agreement of a USD6bn credit line.

  • We expect the transport sector to outperform, given the Chinese credit line and the dominant position Chinese firms have in developing major projects in the sector. The 2016 federal budget also had a large focus on transport, although we note government financed projects are more susceptible to delays.

  • The residential and non-residential building sector has been hardest hit by the economic turmoil and in 2016 we now forecast negative growth of -6.0% y-o-y, as investment in the economy grinds to a halt due to capital controls limiting access to dollars and banks suffering from exposure to the struggling oil sector.

Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (Nigeria 2016-2022)
2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f 2021f 2022f
f = BMI forecast. Source: National sources, BMI
Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y 1.10 7.00 9.25 11.90 9.25 9.21 8.97
Construction Industry Value, % of GDP 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
Construction industry value, NGNbn 3,850.73 4,486.10 5,293.60 6,373.49 7,488.86 8,777.69 10,267.26

Risk/Reward Index

  • The potential of Nigeria's infrastructure market has long been known, however a chronic lack of investment and the laborious high-risk business environment has limited its growth prospects. We highlight persistent risks hampering the implementation of major projects, ranging from deep-rooted corruption and violence perpetrated by militants to inefficient bureaucracy. Nigeria scores 41.6 in the RRI.

  • This overall RRI score is lower than last quarter on account of significantly reduced rewards on offer in the market as reflected in our forecast downgrades. Despite the size of Nigeria's market, its overall Rewards score is now 39.7, down from 44.6 last quarter, given the low levels of investment currently affecting growth.

Infrastructure Risk Reward Index (Nigeria)
Risk/Reward Index Rewards Industry Rewards Country Rewards Risks Industry Risks Country Risks
Source: BMI
41.6 39.7 30.0 57.8 46.1 35.0 53.5
BMI Industry View
Latest Updates And Structural Trends
Table: Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (Nigeria 2016-2022)
Table: Infrastructure Risk Reward Index (Nigeria)
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction and Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Nigeria 2015-2025)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Transport Infrastructure Industry Data (Nigeria 2015-2025)
Transport Infrastructure Outlook And Overview
Table: KEY PROJECTS: Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook and Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Data (Nigeria 2015-2025)
Table: Major Projects - Energy and Utilities
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Residential and Non-Residential Building Industry Data (Nigeria 2015-2025)
Residential/Non-Residential Building Outlook And Overview
Table: Key Projects: Construction And Social Infrastructure
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Nigeria - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: SSA RRI
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Equities
Company Profile
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc
Setraco Nigeria Limited
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Nigeria 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 Nigeria Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Nigerian infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Nigeria to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Nigerian infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Nigerian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Nigeria.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

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).

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

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.

The reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).

BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and  demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Infrastructure reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.