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Investment Opportunities & Business Ideas in Africa- Identification and Selection of right Project, Thrust areas for Investment, Industry Startup and Entrepreneurship Projects

How do you identify business opportunities in Africa?

 

Industry experts are beginning to view Africa as the “new Asia” in terms of economic growth and business opportunity. 

Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive hub for investors in light of various economic, political and social reforms that are sweeping through the continent, resulting in a much improved business environment conducive for foreign direct investment. Apart from that, there is widespread development of critical social and physical infrastructure, and there is an increasing pool of well-educated, English-speaking, enterprising workers in most countries across the continent.

It’s true there are lots of amazing business opportunities in Africa. However, it can get very confusing if you don’t know where to look. In this article, I’ll show you some of the hottest business opportunities in Africa that will create more successful entrepreneurs.


Food Processing & Agriculture:  As the world’s population increases rapidly (recently exceeding the 7 billion mark), global agricultural production must rise to feed these growing numbers. Much of that increased agricultural production will come from Africa. The opportunities in Africa’s food and agribusiness space remain huge and will not go out of fashion anytime soon. The demand of quality food is increasing for a growing population, especially in urban areas. This situation presents many business opportunities in food industry sector. It is time for you to seize these business opportunities by starting a small food processing industry and create value-added products from cereals, grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

Invest and start a business in Food Processing & Agriculture in Africa. Here’s some projects for investment:

·         Modern Soyabeans Production

·         Modern Vegetables Production

·         Modern Fruits Production

·         Modern Maize Production

·         Modern Cassava Production

·         Small Scale Rice Mill

·         Small Scale Palm Oil Extraction Mill

·         Honey Processing Plant

·         Poultry Feed Plant

·         Water Purification and Bottling Plant

·         Sugar Cane Production Plant 

·         Dairy Processing Plant

 

Pharmaceuticals: Africa may be the only pharmaceutical market where genuinely high growth is still achievable. Business opportunities are also present in the manufacturing and distribution of pharma products, marketing and sales, and investment groups. Africa’s pharmaceutical markets are growing in every sector. Between 2013 and 2020, prescription drugs are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6 percent, generics at 9 percent, over-the-counter medicines at 6 percent, and medical devices at 11 percent. Africa’s pharmaceutical industry has great potential for boosting economic growth and creating jobs. Given current sustained and rapid economic growth, the African pharmaceutical industry, like that of other emerging markets, is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years.

Opportunities for investment in the pharmaceutical and medical supplies sub-sector in Ethiopia include :

A.     Production of essential drugs:  Essential drugs that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population are selected with due regard to public health relevance, evidence on safety, efficacy, quality and comparative cost effectiveness.

B.    Production of raw materials:    There is high opportunity for local production of raw materials for pharmaceutical industries in the country.         

  Following are possible potential of raw material production:

      · Maize starch

      · Refined sugar

      · Glucose syrup

      · Rectified sprite and ethanol

      · Sodium chloride

      · Packaging materials

 

Tourism:   An important factor in the expansion of tourism in Africa relates directly to the number of private companies attracting regional and international investment. Evidence of this growth is in the number of global hotel chains that are investing in major projects in Africa. The rapid growth of tourism in many developing countries also introduces new threats to the environment. Water and energy consumption, utilization of natural resources, and increased wastes are just some potential negative environmental impacts. Through sustainable forms of tourism development many of these impacts can be mitigated. Sustainable tourism development is also smart business, as a growing numbers of travelers increasingly seek environmentally friendly vacation destinations.

You're all geared up and you must find some profitable Tourism Investment Opportunities in Africa. You therefore feel it is wise to use some of your saving to start a Tourism business in Africa. You will find Uganda information on these six (6) major Tourism Investment Opportunities

·         Tour Operators

·         Water Sports

·         Hotel Accommodation

·         Serviced Apartments

·         Conference and Incentives Travel, and

·         National Park Concessions

 

 

 

Building and Construction Supplies:  Africa is going through a construction boom, an opportunity that will certainly create a lot of wealth for entrepreneurs on the continent. High building and construction activities are often signs of growing economies. When the economy looks good, the demand for residential, commercial and all kinds of real estate usually goes through the roof. The successful delivery of the government and the private sector infrastructure programs depends on the effective functioning of many stakeholders – including the building and construction materials sector. Against the need for a healthy building and construction materials sector, the cidb has developed this report on the building and construction materials sector. A key focus of this study has been on:

• Opportunities and challenges in the building and construction materials sector, and specifically;

• Opportunities for new job creation, enterprise development, and empowerment in the building and construction materials sector.

Cement is just one example of several building and construction supplies that are growing in demand across Africa. 

 

Fashion & Beauty:  Africa’s fashion and beauty market is developing at an impressive rate. The continent’s overwhelmingly young population provides a ready market for trendy fashion. All kinds of apparel, including locally-made fabrics and imported designer labels have become hot-selling products across Africa’s rapidly expanding urban areas. Africa has hundreds of rising stars who are building successful businesses in the fashion and beauty industry. The beauty industry in the Middle East and Africa was estimated at about $20.4 billion in 2011, according to the market research company Euromonitor International. South Africa alone represented $3.9 billion; Nigeria and Kenya are second and third among sub-Saharan nations, with Kenya’s market totaling more than $260 million. Over all, Africa is the next frontier for global luxury goods brands. African fashion has enjoyed massive media presence in recent times, which means the world is now aware of the industry and the capabilities of its designers.

 

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Hoses (Air-Based-Welding Hoses & Pesticides Spray Pipe)

Hose is a flexible hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing. The shape of a hose is usually cylindrical (having a circular cross section). Hose design is based on a combination of application and performance. Common factors are size, pressure rating, weight, length, straight hose or coil hose, and chemical compatibility. A hose is a long, flexible pipe made of rubber or plastic. Water is directed through a hose in order to do things such as put out fires, clean cars, or water gardens. Global Industrial Hose Assemblies market is driven by increasing construction, mining, agricultural and several other industrial activities that have led to improved demand for fluid transfer and handling equipment. One of the highlights of using Industrial Hose Assemblies in such applications is their capability to deliver or transfer the material with higher efficiency indirectly providing cost-effective solutions.
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Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) affects our lives in many ways and new applications are rolling out on a regular basis. It is used as cushioning for a wide variety of consumer and commercial products including furniture, carpet cushion, transportation, bedding, packaging, textiles and fibers. FPF usage consists mostly of slabstock, which is used primarily for carpet cushion and furniture. Polyurethane foam articles without even noticing. Its applications are virtually endless, ranging from small but essential items such as sponges in the kitchen, medical dressings to large filters and soundproofing systems that keep our environment clean and quiet. Polyurethane is a leading member of the wide-ranging and highly diverse family of polymers or plastics. Flexible polyurethane foam is foam that is flexible (bendable and compressible) made of polyurethane. Polyurethane (PUR) is a polymer, linking carbamate molecules in chains which are cross-linked into three-dimensional webs. The growth of the polyurethane foam market in North America is mainly driven by the increasing demand for flexible polyurethane foam from end-use industries in this region. Moreover, there is a significant demand for polyurethane foam for specific applications, such as automotive seating and customer needs. The growth of the polyurethane foam market is primarily driven by the rising demand for polyurethane foam from the bedding & furniture and building & construction industries and ongoing urbanization in the Asia Pacific region. The unique properties of polyurethane foam are projected to drive the demand for polyurethane foam across the globe. In building & construction industry, polyurethane foams find promising application in insulated panels, wall and roof insulation, and for doors and windows gap fillers. Versatility, energy efficiency, thermal/mechanical performance, and environmental savings characteristics of polyurethane foams making it an ideal material for this industry. The global flexible polyurethane foam market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 8%, during the forecast period. Flexible polyurethane foams are light, durable and comfortable and can be molded into different shapes. They resist mildew and are hypoallergenic. Cushioning made of flexible polyurethane foam is resilient, durable and strong and it absorbs energy.
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N-Paraffin

Normal paraffins (n-paraffins) are linear, aliphatic hydrocarbons of C9-C17 chain lengths that are usually separated from kerosene or gas oil fractions of crude oil using molecular sieves. High levels of midrange n-paraffins, suitable for producing linear alkylbenzene (LAB), are produced at a gas-to-liquids. Paraffin is a mixture of hydrocarbons; it usually consists of about 10 different hydrocarbons, each containing from 10 to 16 carbon atoms per molecule; the constituents include n-dodecane, alkyl benzenes, and naphthalene and its derivatives. Paraffins are also called alkanes and have the general formula of CnH2n+2, where n is the number of carbon atoms in a given molecule. Paraffins are divided into two groups of normal and isoparaffins. Normal paraffins or normal alkanes are simply written as n-paraffins or n-alkanes, and they are open, straight-chain saturated hydrocarbons. Paraffin is used in cosmetics and personal care products to thicken formulations. With emollient and protective qualities, they provide stability to skincare and cosmetics and boost their viscosity and consistency. The personal care industry accounted for a healthy share of the global paraffin market, in 2017. Global demand of N-Paraffin is anticipated to reach 3.7 Million MT by end of 2021 mainly driven by the demand from LAB market. Though N-Paraffin demand is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 1.6% Y-o-Y until 2018, industry has to operate at 92-94% to meet the global demand until 2020.
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4, 4, Diamino Stilbene 2-2-Di-Sulphonic Acid

4, 4?-Diamino-2, 2?-stilbenedisulfonic acid is the organic compound with the formula (H2NC6H3SO3H) 2C2H2. It is a white water-soluble solid. Structurally, it is a derivative of trans-stilbene, containing amino and sulfonic acid functional groups on each of the two phenyl rings. The compound is a popular optical brightener for use in laundry detergents. It is produced by reduction of 4, 4?-dinitro-2, 2?-stilbenedisulfonic acid with iron powder.
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Graphite Electrode for Arc Furnace

Graphite electrodes are the main heating element used in an electric arc furnace, a steelmaking process where scrap from old cars or appliances is melted to produce new steel. Graphite electrodes offer excellent thermal resistance and high current carrying capacity which makes them a suitable choice in electric arc furnaces (EAF) steel, refinement of steel and similar smelting processes. Besides EAF and LF, graphite electrodes are also used for electrolytic aluminum smelting and electrical discharge machining (EDM). The global graphite electrode market size was valued at USD 3.83 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to grow on account of increasing steel production through electric arc furnace (EAF) route in developed as well as developing nations. Excellent temperature resistance, high electrical & thermal conductivity, and ultra-high bending resistance of these materials are expected to augment growth over the forecast period. Graphite electrodes are large cylindrical structures made up of needle coke (petroleum coke). These electrodes are available in small or large diameters for high-temperature and high- intensity applications. Graphite electrodes are mainly used for steel manufacturing in electric arc furnaces. They are also used in steel refining and smelting processes. The key application of graphite electrodes is in production of steel and non-ferrous metals.
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Plastic Toys

Plastic Toy is an item that is used in play, especially one designed for such use. Playing with toys can be an enjoyable means of training young children for life in society.
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Chelated Zinc (Zn-EDTA)

Chelated zinc is divided into two main types: organic acids and amino acids. The organic acids that are usually attached to zinc include picolinic acid, orotic acid, citric acid and gluconic acid. Amino acids that are commonly attached to zinc include methionine, monomethionine and aspartic acid. Zinc contributes to healthy skin. It also supports cell growth and DNA formation. It exerts antioxidant activity and can support a healthy immune system. The patented chelated form of zinc in this formulation helps to promote optimal absorption. Chelated Zinc EDTA fertilizer is compatible with other fertilizers and nutrients and is ideal for maintenance application before deficiency appears. Chelated Zinc EDTA is highly efficient and available to support plant growth.
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Cricket Ball and Bat Manufacturing

Cricket Ball A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. In men's cricket the ball must weigh between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces (137.5 and 143.8 g) and measure between 8 13/16 and 9 in (220 and 225 mm) in circumference. A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. A cricket ball consists of cork covered by leather, and manufacture is regulated by cricket law at first-class level. The manipulation of a cricket ball, through employment of its various physical properties, is a staple component of bowling and dismissing batsmen. Movement in the air, and off the ground, is influenced by the condition of the ball. A cricket ball is made from cork strips and a tightly wound string. It is then covered by a leather case with a slightly protruding seam. The outer layer of a ball, which is covered by the highest quality leather, is cut into four pieces. Cricket ball industry is on firm footing looking to the internal and increase in export demand, there is a good scope for starting new manufacturing units in different parts of the country. About 90 units at Meerut, Jalandhar and other places are engaged in the manufacturing of cricket balls each employing 10 to 30 workers. The production is about 180 thousand dozens per year valued more than Rupees 300 lakhs. Cricket Bat A cricket bat is a specialised piece of equipment used by batsmen in the sport of cricket to hit the ball, typically consisting of a cane handle attached to a flat-fronted willow-wood blade. The length of the bat may be no more than 38 inches (965 mm) and the width no more than 4.25 inches (108 mm). Cricket bats are the specialized equipment used by the cricket players. Cricket bats may come in different sizes but the length of the cricket bat may be no more than 38 inches and the width no more than 4.25 inches. Cricket Bats are used by professional, Club, and beginner’s batsman. The cricket bats are made for different style of play. The global cricket equipment market will grow steadily over the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 3% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the consumers’ shift towards healthy lifestyles as one of the key growth factors for the global cricket equipment market. The recent years witnessed a gradual shift in the preference of consumers toward active and healthy activities to compensate the hectic and sedentary lifestyles. Additionally, the rapid growth in the number of illnesses is also influencing people to opt for physical activities to remain healthy. Due to the health benefits such as wellness and stress relief associated with sport activities, there is a rising number of people participating in sports such as football, cricket, and running.
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Furnace Oil

Furnace oil is a dark colored fuel, either distilled or residual fraction of crude oil that is extracted while petroleum distillation and is used for the purpose of generation heat and power. This fuel is sticky, thick and glutinous in nature. Furnace oil is known by the name of fuel oil internationally and also as bunker fuel. The fuel oil consists of lengthy chains of hydrogen and carbon mainly alkanes, cycloalkanes and aromatics. Basically furnace oil is termed for relatively heavier commercial extracts from crude oil. Fuel oil (also known as heavy oil, marine fuel or furnace oil) is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. In general terms, fuel oil is any liquid fuel that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the generation of heat or used in an engine for the generation of power, except oils having a flash point of approximately 42°C (108°F) and oils burned in cotton or wool-wick burners. Furnace oil is largely an industrial fuel. It acts as a key ingredient in the generation of electricity and heat in a number of production units. It has been used since a long time for such purposes and has gained much importance and inevitable value. Fuel oil comes under the category of the heavier oils that include furnace oil, low sulfur heavy stock, residual fuel oil, lube oil, bitumen, petroleum coke, paraffin wax and other waxes which can be extracted from crude oil.
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Jelly Filled Cables

Jelly filled cable is an underground cable having polythene as insulation on conductors and the inter-spaces between the conductors is fully filled with petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly prevents ingress of moisture and water inside the core in the event of any damages to the cable. The Cable is circular throughout its length and is free from any physical defects.
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  • One Crore is equivalent to ten million (10,000,000)
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