• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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The Nigerian construction industry has remained resilient through the country’s recent macroeconomic volatility, benefitting from mid- and long-term economic development policies emphasising infrastructure investment, and a sizeable deficit that has created new opportunities in the transport, energy and real estate sectors. Although currency...

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

What opportunities are likely to arise within the post-recession housing sector?

 

How would you assess the progress Nigeria has made in addressing the housing deficit?

 

After a boom period marked by high oil prices and double-digit growth, Nigeria’s real estate sector was significantly impacted by the country’s economic downturn, with growth dropping off in 2015 and 2016, and remaining subdued in 2017 and early 2018. With some high-end office and residential projects stalled, developers are increasingly...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Nigeria 2019

Although currency volatility and a recession in 2016 impacted private sector investment, public spending on new infrastructure has surged in recent years, and is expected to rise again for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. However, public funds do not suffice to close the country’s widening infrastructure deficit, something that has led the government to increasingly target private sector...