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Africa - The Ultimate Frontier Market: A guide to the business and investment opportunities in emerging Africa by David Mataen

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Chapter 19: Opportunities in Manufacturing and Processing

To satiate the demand for deeper and more regionally interconnected consumer markets – which are being shaped by a growing and progressively more sophisticated clientele, forces to better organise and structure the markets, and the commercial effects of globalisation and global sourcing – vast new manufacturing and processing capacity is going to be required. The following are some of the factors that will fundamentally shape the landscape of manufacturing in SSA in the coming years.

Themes shaping manufacturing opportunities

Demographics

Africa continues to have the highest birth rate in the world and is expected to defend this position for the long term, underpinned by the driving ...

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