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Infrastructure Construction in Africa to 2021

Infrastructure Construction in Africa to 2021

Synopsis

Infrastructure construction in Africa is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, reaching around US$196 billion in 2021, up from US$126 billion in 2016, expanding at an annual average rate of over 9% in nominal US$ terms.

Timetric’s Infrastructure Intelligence Center is currently tracking 1,377 large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa in both the public and private sectors. Collectively these projects are worth US$1.3 trillion, including projects at all stages of development from announcement to execution.

Summary

The report provides an overview of the infrastructure construction sector in Africa, including key trends and factors driving infrastructure investment.

The report covers analysis of the project pipelines, with details on all major projects, sectoral spread, project ownership, funding mechanisms and main contractors.

Scope

A concise analysis of the economic context for infrastructure in Africa.

Five-year forecasts of infrastructure construction output for each region.

An analysis of the project pipelines, with details on all major projects, funding mechanisms, project ownership, and main contractors.

Reasons To Buy

  • Assess the main drivers of infrastructure investment in Africa, including the political and operating landscape and financing methods.
  • Analyze forecasts and understand key infrastructure trends at regional and continental level.
  • Gain insight into which construction companies are most heavily involved in the Africa infrastructure sector.
  • Identify all major projects by value, start date, stage of development to inform your expansion strategy.
Key Highlights

With 366 projects valued at US$391.7 billion, West Africa is home to the largest infrastructure construction project pipeline in Africa.

West Africa also has the highest number of projects in the continent, ahead of Southern Africa with 341. Southern Africa’s pipeline value stands at US$305 billion. East Africa also has a large number of projects – 318 in total – but its pipeline value amounts to US$164 billion.

North Africa has a total of 267 projects, and has the second-largest value of projects in the continent at US$341.4 billion. The lowest number of projects is found in Central Africa with only 85 projects, valuing US$60.6 billion.

In terms of single country project pipelines, Nigeria has the largest share of projects in Africa with a combined value of US$216.6 billion. This is followed by Egypt with a pipeline value of US$155.5 billion and South Africa with a pipeline value of US$118.8 billion.

The electricity and power sector has the highest concentration of infrastructure projects in the pipeline with 659 projects, followed by roads (256), airports and other infrastructure (252), railways (135), water and sewerage (65) and telecommunications (10).

In terms of US dollar value, electricity and power projects also dominate valued at US$622.2 billion while railways valued at US$342.3 account for the second-largest sector.

Airports and other infrastructure recorded the third-largest share with US$188.7 billion, followed by roads which make up US$125.3 billion, water and sewerage which accounts for US$15.8 billion and telecommunications with US$1.3 billion.


  • Executive Summary
  • Africa Economic Overview
    • Table Economic Growth (%), Top 10 Countries, 2016
    • Table Economic Growth (%), Top 10 Countries, 2017-2021
  • Infrastructure Investment in Africa
    • Key Investment Trends
      • Table Infrastructure Construction Output (US$ million)
    • Factors Driving Investment
      • Demographics
      • Political and Operating Landscape
      • Infrastructure Financing
      • Infrastructure Gaps
    • Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table Africa Project Pipeline by Sector
      • Table Project Ownership in Africa, by Country of Origin
      • Table Main Contractors in Africa, by Country of Origin
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in Africa
      • Table Top 10 Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
  • North Africa
    • North Africa: Overview
    • North Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table North Africa Projects
      • Table Project Ownership in North Africa
      • Table Main Contractors in North Africa
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in North Africa
      • Table Top 10 North Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
    • Country Focus: Egypt
      • Table Egypt - Key Indicators
      • Egypt's infrastructure project pipeline
    • Country Focus: Morocco
      • Table Morocco - Key Indicators
      • Morocco's infrastructure project pipeline
  • East Africa
    • East Africa: Overview
    • East Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table East Africa Projects
      • Table Project Ownership in East Africa
      • Table Main Contractors in East Africa
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in East Africa
      • Table Top 10 East Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
    • Country Focus: Kenya
      • Table Kenya - Key Indicators
      • Kenya's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
    • Country Focus: Ethiopia
      • Table Ethiopia - Key Indicators
      • Ethiopia's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
    • Country Focus: Tanzania
      • Table Tanzania - Key Indicators
      • Tanzania's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
  • West Africa
    • West Africa: Overview
    • West Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table West Africa Projects
      • Table Project Ownership in West Africa
      • Table Main Contractors in West Africa
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in West Africa
      • Table Top 10 West Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
    • Country Focus: Nigeria
      • Table Nigeria - Key Indicators
      • Nigeria's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
    • Country Focus: Ghana
      • Table Ghana - Key Indicators
      • Ghana's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
    • Country Focus: Côte d'Ivoire
      • Table Côte d'Ivoire - Key Indicators
      • Côte d'Ivoire's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
  • Central Africa
    • Central Africa: Overview
    • Central Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table Central Africa Projects
      • Table Project Ownership in Central Africa
      • Table Main Contractors in Central Africa
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in Central Africa
      • Table Top 10 Central Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
    • Country Focus: Cameroon
      • Table Cameroon - Key Indicators
      • Cameroon's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
  • Southern Africa
    • Southern Africa: Overview
    • Southern Africa: Infrastructure Project Pipeline
      • Table Southern Africa Projects
      • Table Project Ownership in Southern Africa
      • Table Main Contractors in Southern Africa
      • Table Top 10 Construction Companies in Southern Africa
      • Table Top 10 Southern Africa Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value (US$ billion)
    • Country Focus: South Africa
      • Table South Africa - Key Indicators
      • South Africa's Infrastructure Project Pipeline
  • Appendix
    • Definitions
      • Table Construction Market Definitions
      • Table Construction Stage Definitions
    • Methodology
    • Further Information
    • Disclaimer

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