STRONG PROSPECTS IN CONSUMER, AGRICULTURAL , NATURAL SECTOR AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS
AFRICA RIPE FOR GREEN REVOLUTION . . . . . . . .
PRODUCTS FOR AFRICAS GROWING CONSUMER MARKETS 2
THE CASE FOR INVESTING IN AFRICA
Strong prospects await global companies that invest in the continents consumer, agriculltural,natural-resource and infrasructure sector
Helping you achieve your financial goals Africaâ€™s 50-plus economies are growing at a remarkable pace across the region, Real GDP increased by an average of 4.9 per cent a year between 2000 and 2008% compared with just 2.4 per cent in the 1990s. Moreover, a number of african countries have undertaken structural reforms in recent years that are making their economies more attractive to investors. Indeed, the annual flow of foreign direct investors ( FDI) into africa in 2008 increased to $62 billion from 9 billion in 2000. Relative to GDP thats almost as large as the flow in China. This increased FDI accounted for the bulk of new African capital flows, which grew rapidly from
2000 to 2009.
Getting the most from our research analysis Africa’s agriculture holds enormus potential for companies across the value chain. With 60 percent of the worlds uncultivated arable land.
Most international businesses are still not very aware of Africa’s investment opportunities, Information costs are high. Africa is fragmented into many differnt countries and even in aggregatethe continent is a faily amall economy. For
several decades, investor set in their ways may be ignorance did not matter: missing a giant business But there has been a sea opportunity if they fail of changeto pay attention Afriicas consumer Africa is on to the changes goods and services the move. afoot To put this present the largest There will opportunities of the four business be up and and challenges opportunities downs, into context, but investors from we offer this interactive the countries of the snapshot of selected data organisation for the highlighting the regions economic cooperation demographic economics and development and business climate. (OECD) who remain .
SMARTER INVESTING : Experience vs. Discipline
A familiarity with Africas’s demographics, economics and business climate is essential to considering future trajectories of growth.