2017 Market Reports now available

Sub-Saharan Africa offers enormous opportunity for companies to grow, not only in core markets, but in new and emerging markets that are shaped to evolve as GDP rises. Sunbird's in-depth Market Reports have identified Eastern and Southern Africa as the most exciting and accessible regions. The demographic tidal wave, strong economic growth, growing middle class, accelerating FDI and increasing ease of doing business combine to create some of Africa’s most promising environments for investment.

Following on from the success of last year’s reports, we have updated our reports for Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. We have also added a fifth market report to our series, now including Uganda.

FDI Inflows into Africa

Between 2010 and 2015, Foreign Direct Investment into East and Southern Africa grew by 180%. Natural resources have been a key driver of flows. In 2010 Mozambique discovered a deposit estimated to contain 100 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas, and today Mozambique’s total confirmed reserves total 180 tcf - the 11th largest known reserves in the world. Mozambique’s potential saw FDI inflows reach a record $6.7 bn in 2013 and cross-border M&A activity in the oil & gas industry has risen dramatically. We expect to see a Final Investment Decision for Area 1, one of the two main areas under development, by the end of 2017. 

The reports are the culmination of thorough and diligent market analyses of Sunbird's selected geographies. Whilst Sunbird operates in the region as a whole, it is vital to understand the local and national intricacies of our selected countries and in turn the opportunities and risks they present.

Our objective was to unpack and engage each country individually to create a body of in depth and practical knowledge that recognizes the complexities and differences on a local level, whilst understanding how they plug into the broader national and regional trends.

As Africa enters an era of unprecedented interest and investment, our reports attempt to show why and how it’s vast potential can be unlocked.

The individual country Market Reports can be found below: