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Slide of the month (SOTM) October. Automotive battery markets in Africa

Africa’s automotive markets present significant opportunities for international companies. The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the market as it interrupted supply chains after governments set up travel restrictions.

Over the last decade, africon has implemented numerous projects in the automotive sector. Some of our clients have tasked us with analyzing the battery markets for commercial and personal vehicles. From our latest data, South Africa is the largest single market for automotive batteries, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) also presents a sizeable opportunity. The average automotive battery imports per year were USD 135 million for North Africa, USD 188 million for SSA, and USD 93 million for South Africa. These figures are average imports from 2019 to 2021. The leading suppliers were France, Spain, China, Germany, Turkey, and Korea. It is also worth noting that a few local automotive battery manufacturers exist in Kenya and South Africa.

africon provides automotive clients with comprehensive market overviews and helps them to identify and access opportunities in new application areas or product segments. We also give practical recommendations on penetrating the market.

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. Agricultural exports from Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. Beer production in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The growth of consumer markets in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Blood transfusion landscape in Tanzania

Slide of the month (SOTM) May. Construction projects in Africa


Automechanika. The world’s biggest B2B trade fair brand.

Automechanika Frankfurt is the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. In 2018 the biennial trade fair will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a host of new themes and REIFEN as a co-located show.
Automechanika Frankfurt is the most important trade fair for the automotive aftermarket and has been organised by Messe Frankfurt since 1971. Approx. 133,000 trade visitors from 170 countries came to the last event to see the latest developments on offer from 4,843 exhibitors.
The trade fair takes place every two years, alternating with the IAA, and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The 25th Automechanika Frankfurt from 11 to 15 September 2018 will include new themes such as Classic Cars and REIFEN, which will be held simultaneously in the new Hall 12 as a co-located show for the first time.
Automechanika Frankfurt is where you need to be

• Industry meeting place: Automechanika brings industry, retail and workshops together in one place. The last event drew 133,000 trade visitors from 170 countries.
• At the heart of the action: The City of Frankfurt enjoys excellent transport connections by road, rail and air, and Messe Frankfurt is centrally located in the heart of Frankfurt.
• Large yet accessible: More than 4,800 exhibitors come here to showcase their latest developments. Thanks to the exhibition grounds’ clear structure and visitor guidance systems, you’ll have no trouble finding what you’re looking for.
• Two trade fairs – one date: REIFEN, an event that is familiar from Essen, will be taking place alongside Automechanika Frankfurt on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds for the first time.
• Globally networked: Automechanika is an international hit that now takes place in 15 countries. Take advantage of Automechanika’s international network and benefit from new contacts and markets.

With the rising interest of the automotive industry in Africa, africon GmbH will be present at this global event as a guest in Frankfurt am Main.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a personal meeting during the trade fair.

Tag Archive for: Automotive industry

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