Africa Projects Outlook
Economic activity in the entire world was constrained in 2020 by an unprecedented global pandemic caused by COVID–19, and Africa was no exception. However, projections indicate that Africa will recover in 2021 as real GDP will grow by 3.4% in 2021, after contracting by 2.1% in 2020. Africa projects market is booming with opportunities but finding and accessing reliable and validated data has been a problem for a long time. As per ABiQ’s unique business intelligence platform, there are business opportunities and projects worth over $2 trillion in Africa.
With ongoing and upcoming projects worth over $2 trillion, Africa will recover in 2021. The focus will be on diversifying economies, PPP projects, and developing new infrastructure to meet the needs of a fast-growing population.
As per ABiQ, North Africa leads the continent with projects worth $450 billion, followed by East Africa with $400 billion worth of projects. West Africa comes 3rd with projects worth $345 billion.
Developing infrastructure has been a focus of many governments to meet the needs and requirements of a growing population, making construction the largest sector in Africa. There are over 570 construction projects in Africa worth $450 billion. Energy has projects worth over $370 billion, followed by Transport projects which include roads, airports, and railways, worth $280 billion.
Egypt leads the project market with over 300 active projects worth $338 billion. With active projects worth around $207 billion, South Africa comes second, followed by Nigeria, which has ongoing and upcoming Africa projects worth $200 billion.
Why Africa Projects
Africa is a land of opportunities and the best time to invest in Africa is NOW.
Its population is set to increase by 25% over the next 10 years. It will grow from 1.340 billion in 2020 to 1.617 billion by 2030. This will result in a demand for more infrastructure and a huge market with lots of opportunities.
How can ABiQ help?
With Africa deeply embedded in our roots, ABiQ is committed to supporting the growth of the African economy. Africa is a land of opportunities and ABiQ can help you with your growth plans for the region.
With our unique networking tool, you can:
- Track projects in Africa, UAE, and Saudi Arabia worth over $4 Trillion
- Access over a million companies in Africa and the Middle East
- Access Company shareholders, subsidiaries, and detailed contact information
- Connect with decision-makers and grow your business in Africa and the Middle East
- Drive your growth strategy across all 54 African countries
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about ABiQ.
What is ABiQ?
ABiQ stands for African Business Intelligence. We are the leading business intelligence platform that tracks ongoing and upcoming projects in Africa.
Which industries do you cover?
We cover multiple industries, including Government, Energy, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Construction, Water, Healthcare, Financial Services, and many others.
How do you get your data?
We have an experienced team of on-the-ground researchers located across Africa. They conduct primary and secondary research to provide ABiQ with up to date and validated data on Africa projects. We then verify all data before adding it to our platform. We follow a rigorous methodology of data gathering to grow and maintain our content.
How is ABiQ different from other platforms?
ABiQ is the only platform that offers validated data and trusted intelligence on all 54 countries in Africa. We have over a million companies in our directory and opportunities worth trillions of US Dollars.
Is it a free service?
No, this is a paid subscription service. Get in touch, and we can suggest the package that suits you the best based on your requirement.
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Sectors we cover
Sub-Saharan Africa has more than $108 billion in active mining and industrial projects. Most are new mining developments worth more than $42 billion. South Africa has the largest pipeline, with 16.95% or $18.3 billion of active mining and industrial projects.
The Middle East has $33 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East with 54% or $17.5 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Oman is in second place with 36%, or $11.5 billion. The UAE has 7% or $2.4 billion in industrial projects.
New hospitals with a value of $11 billion are active. $6.4 billion is currently under construction, and $4.8 billion is in design.
Egypt leads North Africa with more than 60% of the new hospital projects. Egypt’s population exceeds 108 million, or 42% of North Africa’s total population. Egypt’s population growth rate is also the highest in North Africa. Investing in healthcare is a primary focus for the Egyptian government.
The Middle East has more than $18 billion of active hospital projects. More than 70% of these new projects are in Saudi Arabia. The UAE is second with 14% of active hospital projects. Of the $18 billion, more than $12 billion is under construction, with the balance, or $6 billion, in the pre-execution phase.
Strategically located, the Middle East connects manufacturing nations with consumer nations. Billions move between these nations through transport hubs in the Middle East.
The Middle East has more than $150 billion of active rail projects. More than a third, or 35%, are in Saudi Arabia. Iraq is in second place with 28% or $43 billion of active rail projects. Oman is in third place with 18% or $27 billion of rail projects.
Saudi Arabia is leading the Middle East with 52% active transport projects. More than half of the $592 billion active transport projects are currently under construction.
With a total investment estimated at almost $2 billion, the Abu Dhabi has set its sights firmly on becoming the cultural capital in the Middle East.
The Middle East have more than $41 billion in active leisure development projects. Tourism has become a significant focus for Middle East countries whose economies traditionally relied heavily on hydrocarbon exports as a means of diversification.