• Industry: Energy & Natural Resources
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 4/15/2014

Reaction 13: Chemicals in Africa: A land of hidden opportunity? 

In many ways, Africa today resembles an emerging market, much like India was 10 or 15 years ago. The economic potential for the chemical industry is clear enough, with low costs for labor and materials, a relatively young and rapidly growing population, an expanding middle class and a rising demand for products. At the same time, Africa shares the problems of many emerging markets, such as social volatility, unreliable electric power and a weak infrastructure hampering the movement of feedstocks and products. Investors who believe in taking the long view are realistic about the challenges, but they also see enormous opportunities in a continent with vast natural resources and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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