Papua New Guinea Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2018

Industry has emerged as one of the bright spots in Papua New Guinea’s economy in recent years, providing a buffer against downturns in the commodity cycle. As natural gas prices fell and related businesses struggled, manufacturing held its own. The weak currency and the lack of foreign exchange that accompanied the downturn may have actually helped matters, as trouble sourcing dollars encouraged...

Although Papua New Guinea’s macroeconomic slowdown, challenging business climate and falling global commodity prices have weighed on trade and investment in recent years, the country continues to offer high-potential opportunities to investors.

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How would you assess government attempts to provide greater incentives for domestic industry?

 

The development of special economic zones (SEZs) in Papua New Guinea has been a topic of discussion and debate for quite some time, with critics voicing concerns over the planning and implementation of projects in the pipeline. However, large-scale industrial parks remain a priority for the country as they offer a boost to manufacturing and...

 

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

Industry has emerged as one of the bright spots in Papua New Guinea’s economy in recent years, providing a buffer against downturns in the commodity cycle. As natural gas prices fell and related businesses struggled, manufacturing held its own. The weak currency and the lack of foreign exchange that accompanied the downturn may have actually...

 

The retail sector in Papua New Guinea is showing signs of resilience despite challenges in the wider economy. Slow GDP growth, tight household budgets and a lack of foreign currency have created a difficult environment for trade stores, shops, supermarkets and malls: sales at some of the country’s bellwether retailers have fallen as much as 50...

 

How do you view the growth prospects of Papua New Guinea’s retail industry in 2018?