Slide of the month (SOTM) November. Government health care expenditure in East Africa

Medical markets in Africa offer great possibilities for local and international companies. africon recently completed a multi-country analysis for one of the most reputable health associations in Africa. The study sought to gather information through interviews with key stakeholders and experts in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar). In our research, we investigated the government budget allocated to healthcare in select countries. Our interview partners came from various backgrounds, including health care providers, regulators, government agencies, and medical equipment distributors. Our findings revealed that Kenya’s health budget is the highest among its neighbors. However, in Kenya, healthcare occupies the lowest share of the total government budget and GDP compared to the other countries.

Based on these and other findings, we shared the opportunities, insights, and tactical recommendations that would guide the client in strengthening the regional health care market.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at info@africon.de

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) October. The printing industry in West Africa

ide of the month (SOTM) September. The Nigerian rail industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. The Nigerian rail industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. The Nigerian automotive industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The age of vehicles in operation in Nigeria

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Labtech imports in East Africa

 

Automechanika Dubai: africon presents new report that signposts opportunity in Africa’s diverse aftermarket parts business

africon produced a new report identifying Nigeria and Kenya as key to unlocking the continent’s automotive aftermarket potential. The paper also covers individual characteristics needed to succeed in each national marketplace. The report points to a resurgence of international interest in the African markets, which boasts one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, with the United Nation’s 2021 population estimates putting Africa at 1.374 billion.

Read more here.

africon is the knowledge partner for Automechanika Dubai 2021

Automechanika Dubai is the largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket industry in the wider Middle East region, running from 14 – 16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Reconnect with your markets, meet and network face-to-face with your suppliers, customers and business partners, and stay up-to-date on the latest market trends and new innovations at Automechanika Dubai.

africon is proud to have been selected as a knowledge partner for the African markets by Automechanika Dubai 2021. We are looking forward to a number of speaking opportunities on and before the fair, as well as to providing insights about the African automotive aftermarkets to the team of Automechanika in Dubai.  If you have not yet registered for the fair, or if you are interested to attend, you can find further information here.

 

Slide of the month (SOTM) October. The printing industry in West Africa

A handful of prominent global players dominate the printing industry in Africa. The continent has significant potential with an overall printing machine market of about USD 850 million. While some African markets such as South Africa, Egypt, or Nigeria have established printing industries, smaller countries remain unserved.

africon was contracted by a large printing machine supplier to analyze the printing sector and to identify leading firms and distributors of printing machines in West Africa. The goal was to find the most appropriate partners and potential customers for the client.

Therefore we conducted primary and secondary research. While analyzing country information and industry reports, we researched several contacts and ran screening interviews. We generated a shortlist of approximately ten potential distributors or partners. We organized a business trip , with the client to meet these companies and gain valuable insights on the ground. After the trip and by the end of this project, the client understood West Africa’s position in the printing machinery market. They got new sales leads and choose one local partner out of two shortlisted ones fulfilling their requirements and showing strong interest in a long-term cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us at info@africon.de

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. The Nigerian rail industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. The Nigerian automotive industry

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The age of vehicles in operation in Nigeria

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Labtech imports in East Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) May: The logistics sector in Rwanda and Ethiopia