Iran Infrastructure Report Q4 2017
BMI View: The outlook for Iran's construction sector remains bright, as international investors return tothe country after years of isolation, drawn by the robust structural demand and contract opportunities onoffer. Iran's power and hydrocarbon-related industrial sectors are likely to emerge as the primarybeneficiaries in the short-term, even as heightened political risk surrounding the US - Iran relationshipclouds the broader investment environment in Iran.
Forecast & Industry Developments
We have chosen to maintain five-year real growth forecast for Iran's construction sector, with a postsanctionsacceleration in economic growth underpinning a sustained 5.9% expansion of sector value overthe next five years.
On July 17, the US administration confirmed Iran's continued compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal. Itnevertheless accused Tehran of violating 'the spirit of the deal' and announced a new set of non-nuclearrelatedsanctions the following day, targeting 18 individuals and entities allegedly supporting 'illicitIranian actors or transnational criminal activity', a fact which highlights the persistent risks associatedwith investing in Iran.
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