Zimbabwe Autos Report Q3 2012

  • ID: 2136651
  • May 2012
  • Region: Zimbabwe
  • 35 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Zimbabwe Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Zimbabwe's automotive industry.

Zimbabwe remains one of the less attractive auto markets within Sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting the stilldifficult economic and political backdrop within the country. In our newly released Industry Risk/Reward Ratings for the Sub-Saharan African region, Zimbabwe ranks in 14th place (out of 17), with a score of 36.39 out of 100. A full ratings table and commentary can be found in this report.

Our prognosis for new car sales also remains downbeat, with our current forecasts calling for a total of just 8,621 new vehicles to be sold in the country in 2016. The majority of new vehicle sales will likely be to business customers, with the average Zimbabwean not having sufficient money to buy a new car.

Zimbabwe's vehicle market is similar to many of its regional peers in that the used car segment accounts for the majority of vehicles on the road. The government had been looking to introduce measures aimed at reducing the number READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Zimbabwe Political SWOT 6

Zimbabwe Economic SWOT 7

Zimbabwe Business Environment 8

Global Overview 9

Global Autos Update: End Of First Quarter Brings Both Positive And Negative Revisions As Key Trends 9
Table: Passenger Car Sales (Units), Jan-March 2012 9

Regional Market Overview 13

Currency And Security Issues See European Imports Winning Out 13

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 15

South Africa Leads New BMI Ratings 15
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Autos Risk/Reward Ratings 18

Macroeconomic Forecast Scenario 19

Expenditure Breakdown 19
Table: Zimbabwe - Economic Activity 21

Industry Forecast Scenario 22
Table: Zimbabwe Automotives Historical Data & Forecasts , 2009-2016 22

Used Cars 23

Competitive Landscape 24

Market Overview 24

Production 24

Suppliers 25

Industry Developments 26

Competitive Monitor 28

Incentive Programme Fuels GM Regional Expansion 28

Country Snapshot: Zimbabwe Demographic Data 30

Section 1: Population 30
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030 30
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030 31

Section 2: Education And Healthcare 31
Table: Education, 2000-2003 31
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030 31

Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power 32
Table: Employment Indicators, 1997 And 1999- 32
Table: Average Annual Manufacturing Wages, 1996-2002 32

BMI Methodology 33

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 33

Sources 34

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