Namibia

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

Our comprehensive assessment of Namibia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Namibia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Namibia'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 Namibia before your competitors.

Namibia Country Risk

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Core Views: Despite persistent external headwinds, we predict that the Namibian economy will experience a modest pickup in growth in 2014. Favourable credit conditions and a recovery in the...

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Namibia Industry Coverage (10)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We expect food security in South West Africa to remain patch y over the short term , as we expect lower corn production from Zambia in 2013/14. Over the medium term, we see downside...

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Autos

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Namibian vehicle sales for the first nine months of 2013 came in at 11,801 units, an increase of 10.4% y-o-y. The strong growth in sales is a sharp contrast to neighbouring South Africa where new...

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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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BMI View: The dominant issue surrounding Namibia remains the devastating effects of the 2013 drought, which was one of area's worst for decades. According to the FAO, an estimated 780,000 people...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Namibia's construction industry is forecast to accelerate over the near term driven by a sharp uptick in building plans. We expect the construction industry will maintain a high...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The strengths and weaknesses of Namibia's insurance sector are defined by those of its vastly larger counterpart: neighbouring South Africa. Arguably the main problem is that Namibia's...

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Mining

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We have downgraded some of our growth forecasts to account for the current economic environment and the sharp crash in uranium prices experienced over 2013. The decline in prices has led to the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The high growth forecast for Namibia's healthcare sector - driven by strong demographics, increased healthcare needs, longer life expectancy, higher healthcare spending in the...

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Power

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BMI View: Namibia 's power sector is to change dramatically over BMI's 10-year forecast period to 2023. Currently, the African nation does not possess any gas-fired capacity; however, this will...

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Telecoms

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BMI View : BMI's Q214 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius,...

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