BMI View: The country's construction industry remains high risk, poorly financed and subject to the unattractive investment policies of President Robert Mugabe , with average annual real growth between 2015 - 2024 expected to be a mediocre 2.6%.
Zimbabwe holds a decent amount of potential as a frontier growth market in Southern Africa, however is highly unlikely to meet that potential under current conditions - namely the policies enacted by President Robert Mugabe and his regime, which make it risky for foreign investors to gain access to the market. The mining sector, which is a key growth driver for the country's infrastructure, has in the past been hit hard by indigenisation drives. With Mugabe expected to continue to execute these policies, we expect the mining industry will not support the infrastructure sector as we have seen previously, and therefore forecast stagnant real growth in the construction sector an annual average of 2.6% over our 10-year period.
Key Trends And Developments
The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) seeks to produce more than 9,000GWh of power in 2015.The projected output is 9,799.06GWh, up from the target of 9,766.39GWh in 2014. Zimbabwe's government has started implementing projects, including the expansion of the Kariba and Hwange power plants to meet demand. Additional units to be built at Kariba and Hwange will add another 900MW to the grid.
The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is expected to complete building a 120MW emergency/peaking power plant in Mutare, Zimbabwe, by 2018. The project is estimated to cost about USD1.2bn. The gas and diesel power plant is one of the planned priority projects under the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation 2014/18. The peaking power plant will have a dual powering mechanism, which will allow it to run on either diesel or gas. ZPC will import the fuel for the plant from Mozambique. ZPC has already issued a tender inviting firms to submit bids to carry out...
The Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Zimbabwean infrastructure and construction industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for Zimbabwe to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Zimbabwean infrastructure market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the Zimbabwean infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Zimbabwe.
- 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.
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.
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.