Tanzania Infrastructure Report

Published 07 May 2015

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Tanzania Infrastructure Report

BMI View : We have slightly downgraded our 2015 real growth forecasts for Tanzania's construction industry in light of a corruption scandal in the power sector damaging investor confidence and restricting the government's budget. Major infrastructure plans in the rail, and port sectors are overoptimistic but will provide opportunities nonetheless. The fall in oil prices may threaten the major investments into Tanzania's offshore gas sector, which supported our long-term infrastructure forecasts.

There are number of key developments, which underpin our upbeat medium-term forecast scenario:

  • The Tanzanian government plans to float a USD1bn eurobond for FY15/16. The proceeds will be used to finance the country's mega infrastructure projects. According to Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Saada Mkuyu, the government is fully prepared to float the Eurobond by March 2016 and will outline the main projects to be financed by the bond in the next Budget. Tanzania's successful issuance of the Eurobond will help the country in its quest to become East Africa's economic hub. Some of the projects initiated by the country include the Bagamoyo port construction, which is expected to start operating in July 2015.

  • The largest development this quarter in Tanzania's transport sector has been the announcement of plans to invest USD14.2bn building a rail network in the country in the next five years. The projects will include construction of a 2,561km standard gauge railway, linking the Port of Dar es Salaam to Rwanda and Burundi, at a cost of USD7.6bn. Two additional lines will also be built at a cost of USD6.6bn, which will connect Dar es Salaam to the southern and northern parts of Tanzania. While we believe that the financing arrangements needed and timescale for the implementation of these projects are widely underestimated, we believe the government will push ahead with the development of its standard-gauge railway.

  • Tanzania is due to hold a constitutional...

BMI Industry View
Infrastructure SWOT
Industry Forecast
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Tanzania 2013-2018)
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (Tanzania 2019-2024)
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: Ethiopia Planned Rail Routes
Major Projects Table - Transport
Table: Major Projects - Transport
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
Table: East Africa Major Infrastructure Projects: Energy & Utilities
Residential And Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Building And Social Infrastructure
Table: Major Projects - Residential/Non-Residential Building & Social Infrastructure
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Tanzania - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index
SSA Infrastructure Challenged By Global Headwinds
Table: Election Timetable, April-December 2015
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa's Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index, Q315
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Table: Number Of International Contractors In East Africa
Global Industry Overview
Industry Trend Analysis
Table: Multilaterals And Development Bank Infrastructure Support Programmes
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Tanzania to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Tanzanian infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Tanzanian infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Tanzania.
  • 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.

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