Egypt Industry Articles & Analysis

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What is the biggest obstacle to further development that the industrial sector faces in Egypt?

How challenging is it to secure financing for major infrastructure and industrial projects?

To what extent would improved financing boost retail sales for new automobiles?

With a population of close to 90m, Egypt is the biggest consumer market in the MENA region and one of the largest emerging markets in the world. While average incomes are still fairly low – Egypt’s GDP per capita, according to the World Bank, reached $3314 in 2013 – the country presents a huge opportunity for manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs). FMCGs encompass...

Unsurprisingly, given its comparative advantages as a manufacturing hub and its sizeable consumer market, Egypt is the third-largest car manufacturing country in Africa, after South Africa and Morocco, according to the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA). The automotive manufacturing sector has a range of major international brands present, as well...

How challenging is it to establish viable innovation centres in emerging markets?