Cameroon Infrastructure Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2313661
  • November 2012
  • Region: Cameroon
  • 64 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Cameroon’s construction sector faces favourable conditions over the medium term as the government continues to prioritise infrastructure investment as part of its 10-year economic plan.

Cameroon therefore ranks as one of the best locations in West Africa for infrastructure investments. In addition, high oil prices are swelling government coffers and facilitating ambitious infrastructure plans,
while Chinese funding remains dominant for mega-projects.

The key factors driving our outlook this quarter are:

- China First Highway Engineering Company was awarded a contract to build a motorway between Douala and Yaounde in China. The six-lane motorway will reduce the distance travelled between the two cities from 265km to 215km. It also aims to foster trade within the central African region, particularly within Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Chad.

The bridge will be funded by China Export Import Bank, which has signed a US$467mn loan agreement.

- The World Bank has announced that it will provide a US$132mn loan for the Lom Pangar Hydroelectric Power Project in Cameroon. The project will increase the hydroelectric power READ MORE >

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BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Cameroon Infrastructure SWOT 7

Market Overview 8

West Africa Competitive Landscape 8
Table: Domicile and Number of Contractors In West Africa, 2011 8

Building Materials 14

Africa 14

Source: WSA, BMI 18

Cement Forecasts 19
Table: Cameroon Cement Production and Consumption Data, 2010-2016 19
Table: Cameroon Cement Production and Consumption Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 19

Industry Forecast Scenario 20
Table: Cameroon Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data, 2010-2016 20
Table: Cameroon Construction And Infrastructure Long Term Forecast, 2015-2021 20

Construction and Infrastructure Forecast Scenario 21

Transport Infrastructure 25

Regional Transport Infrastructure Outlook And Overview 25

West Africa Major Projects Table 29
Table: West Africa Project Pipeline 29

Major Projects Table – Transport 35
Table: Major Projects - Transport 35

Energy And Utilities Infrastructure 37

Regional Energy And Utilities Infrastructure Outlook And Overview 37

Major Projects Table – Energy and Utilities 40
Table: Major Projects – Energy and Utilities 40

Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure 41

Regional Residential/Non Residential Building Outlook And Overview 41
Table: China Building A Regional Lead 43

Major Projects Table – Residential, Non-Residential and Social Infrastructure 46
Table: Major Projects – Residential/Non-Residential Construction and Social Infrastructure 46

Risk/Reward Ratings 47

Cameroon’s Risk/Reward Ratings 47

Rewards 47

Risks 47

Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Ratings 48
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings 50

Global Overview 51

Methodology 58

Industry Forecasts 58

Construction Industry 59

Data Methodology 59

Construction 60

Capital Investment 61

Construction Sector Employment 62

Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings 62
Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators 63

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