• Industry

    Many emerging markets are working to build their manufacturing sectors to maximise the value of their natural resources. OBG provides an overview, highlighting key areas for investment. Typical industries covered include agro-food, automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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Guided by the Vision 2030 strategy for diversification, rapid advancements are being made in Saudi industry, mining, logistics and renewable energy.


As urbanisation continues, the industrial sector is growing, with more people being employed in industry while traditional agricultural employment decreases. However, agriculture continues to play a significant part in the industrial sector through the development of new processing and packaging facilities. Cocoa and cotton, two major exports...


The retail sector in Côte d’Ivoire has expanded significantly in recent years, attracting foreign brands and seeing the emergence of a number of national retail companies. The issuance of identification cards to official retail traders has helped organise the largely informal commercial sector. The programme also enables small shopkeepers to...


The government has introduced several new policies to enhance the country’s industrial sector and, in turn, enable private and foreign investors to enter the market. While agro-industry remains the country’s largest industrial segment, the authorities plan to develop other industries and export sectors as the country’s population becomes...


What are the main assets that characterise the retail market in Côte d’Ivoire?


What factors underpin West Africa’s potential to be a regional leader in textiles?

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