Kenya

In-depth country-focused analysis on Kenya's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Kenya's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Kenya, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Kenya's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Kenya before your competitors.

Kenya Country Risk

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Core Views The International Criminal Court investigation targeting President Uhuru Kenyatta created fears of a political crisis between the court and African states that accuse it of bias, but we...

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Kenya Industry Coverage (15)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We have made changes to our corn production figures owing to changes in historical data, and estimate a decline in production for the 2013/14 season owing to erratic rains. However, w...

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Autos

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BMI is forecasting GDP growth of 6.1% in 2014. This uptick in economic expansion is expected to continue over our forecast period to 2018 when we forecast Kenya's GDP will reach US$80bn by 2018....

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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The outlook for Kenya's food and drink industry continues to look good, with strong growth likely over the short to medium term. The success of premium-chain coffee shops highlight the likelihood...

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Freight Transport

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An accelerating domestic economy and rising demand in key export markets will cause Kenya's current account deficit to gradually narrow over the coming years. We predict that the country's current...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The e-commerce sector in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria is witnessing strong growth as retailers and businesses in other consumer-centric industries take advantage of increasing internet...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The uptick in growth that we forecast for 2013 has played out. Although full-year data is yet to be released, the Kenyan construction industry grew by an average of 11.1% over the first...

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Insurance

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BMI View : As of early 2014, the key issues for Kenya's insurance sector are broadly the same as they were one or two years previously. In essence, the involvement of leading multi-lateral finance...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Kenyan medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 9.8% over the 2013-2018 period, alongside impressive GDP growth and strengthening imports. Almost all...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: It is vital that companies that are looking to sell non-communicable disease therapeutics work alongside the public sector and focus on physician education and patient awareness in a...

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Power

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BMI View: Kenya's power sector is set to change dramatically over the forecast period to 2023, with hydropower to lose its dominant share of the power mix to non-hydro renewables and coal. The...

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Renewables

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BMI View: The Kenyan government announced in late November that it will suspend issuing new licenses for solar and wind power projects until 2017 as it focuses on cheaper electricity sources in a...

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Shipping

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Strong Fundamentals Lift 2014 GDP Growth To 6.1% While the violent attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September 2013 was a reminder of the potentially high political risk in the region, our...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: We expect Kenya's mobile network operators to maintain a strategy of revenue stream diversification as the downward pressure on voice revenues continues on the back of lower tariffs and...

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Tourism

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BMI View: BMI has extended its forecast period to 2018. W e continue to believe that the short-term outlook for Kenyan tourism remains clouded, although there may be scope for stronger...

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