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African Commercial Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2025

African Commercial Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2025

The African commercial vehicles (CV) market, despite the slowdown due to low oil and commodity prices, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1%, largely driven by increasing infrastructural developments and rising urbanisation. South Africa is the largest contributor to the CV market in Africa, with 53% share. However, until 2025, Nigeria, Kenya, and Morocco are expected to be the fastest-growing markets and the only ones to increase their share in the overall CV market. Apart from Nigeria, where the CV market is in turmoil, Kenya, Morocco, and Tanzania are expected to be the fastest-growing CV markets in Africa until 2025.

The light-duty (LD) trucks segment is dominated by Japanese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Isuzu, Toyota, and Mitsubishi, making up 67.8% of the market. The medium- and heavy-duty (M&HD) trucks segment, on the other hand, is fragmented, with a more balanced split among key OEMs. In the bus segment, however, European participants are more prominent, with nearly 50% market share. Asian OEMs, especially those from China and India, are expected to further proliferate at a rapid pace and spearhead the supply of value trucks in the region.
Latest technologies such as alternative powertrain and truck telematics penetration are negligible. Apart from a few compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in certain North African markets and the adoption of some basic telematics services in South Africa, there is no presence of these technologies in the region.

New vehicles in Africa are predominantly imported as knocked-down kits and assembled in local facilities, whereas used vehicles are imported as fully built units. The African new trucks market was predominantly dominated by premium brands from North America and Europe. White spaces in the lower price range and market potential enticed Asian manufacturers into setting up shop in the region. Asian manufacturers have gained traction in recent years, due to optimum truck specifications that comply with regional demands. These brands are positioned as affordable and value-for-money alternatives to their premium counterparts. The imported used trucks market in the Sub-Saharan region is dominant across all truck segments, especially in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. The North African region has very little used trucks imports in the LD trucks segment, due to strict regulations, whereas used trucks imports are prevalent in the M&HD trucks segment. Most of the imports from Europe (constituting European brands) are in the HD tractors segment. In the LD and MD trucks segments, however, used trucks imports mainly constitute Chinese and Japanese brands.

In North Africa, there is growing emphasis on urban transport, along with government incentives to produce vehicles locally. This is expected to have the biggest impact on the CV market in the region. Top trends in the Sub-Saharan region include accelerated infrastructural development, rapid urbanization, and increasing proliferation of Asian OEMs. Major economies of Africa are expected to recover from the current slump once oil and commodity prices start climbing up, after which they are expected to be back on the path of accelerated growth.

This research report includes following segments:
Africa Heavy Duty Truck Segment
Africa Medium Duty Truck Segment
Africa Light Duty Truck Segment
Value Trucks

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  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Top Trends
    • Truck and Bus Business Model
    • Market Opportunity
    • Unit Sales and Market Share Forecast
    • Rise of Asian OEMs
    • Key Regional Trends
    • Current and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Aim, Objectives, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Methodology
  • African CV Market
    • Top Trends
    • Growing Urban Centres
    • Regional Integration and Trade Corridors
    • Infrastructure Projects
    • Road Infrastructure
    • Truck and Bus Business Model
    • Average Engine Specifications and Vehicle Price Points
    • Market Opportunity
    • Unit Sales and Market Share Forecast
    • Africa-CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: M&HD Trucks Market Share, Africa, 2016
    • M&HD Trucks
    • LD Trucks and Buses
    • New Trucks Sales Vs Imported Used Trucks Sales
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: New Trucks Vs Imported Used Trucks Sales, Africa, 2016
    • Rise of Asian OEMs
    • Rise of Value Trucks
    • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
    • Truck Telematics in Africa
  • North African CV Market
    • Key Regional Trends
    • North Africa CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, North Africa, 2016-2025
    • M&HD Trucks
    • LD Trucks and Buses
    • Major OEMs Portfolio
  • Algeria CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Algeria CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Algeria, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Egypt CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Egypt CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Egypt, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Morocco CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Morocco CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Morocco, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Sub-Saharan Africa CV Market
    • Key Regional Trends
    • Sub-Saharan Africa CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2016-2025
    • M&HD Trucks
    • LD Trucks and Buses
    • Major OEMs Portfolio
  • Ghana CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Ghana CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Ghana, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Kenya CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Kenya CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Kenya, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Nigeria CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Nigeria CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Nigeria, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • South Africa CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • South Africa CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: Exhibit Models, South Africa, 2016
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Tanzania CV Market
    • Economic KPIs
    • Tanzania CV Sales and Forecast
      • Table Commercial Vehicles Market: CV Sales and Forecast, Tanzania, 2016-2025
    • Exhibit Models
    • Market Condition
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity-Growing Segment and Alternative Technology
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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