The specialty chemicals segment exhibits the strongest resilience to the prevailing market conditions in the short-term. In the medium- and long- terms, the sector is poised to witness high growth.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (chemicals.frost.com), Angolan Chemicals Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $3,717.0 million in 2008 and estimates this to reach $9,610.8 in 2015. The following segments are covered in the analysis: base chemicals, agricultural chemicals, speciality chemicals and consumer chemicals.
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"The construction, mining and oilfield end-user segments in the specialty chemicals market are poised to show the strongest growth," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Kholofelo Maele. "The end of the civil war and the subsequent economic reforms undertaken by the government have played an important role in the growth of the chemicals market in Angola."
Government investments towards rebuilding the country's infrastructure have driven the demand for chemicals, and the relatively stable political situation has encouraged greater investment into the country's manufacturing, oil and agriculture sectors. As the manufacturing industry expands, there is likely to be enhanced demand for specialty operational chemicals, additives and raw material inputs.
However, Angola has one of the highest costs of establishing a business in Africa. This includes costs related to acquiring land or office space, registration processes and acquiring the necessary equipment. In addition, living costs in the country are very high.
"These considerable initial costs are accompanied by significant ongoing costs for services and goods," adds Maele. "This presents a major barrier to entry as it increases the financial risks involved in entering the country, which is largely still considered high risk."
However, Angola's sovereign risk rating has improved to similar levels to the initial classifications given to emerging countries such as Russia and Brazil. The current ratings for Angola are likely to impact positively on investor confidence, especially considering the prospect of sizeable returns and the high growth potential of the Angolan chemicals market.
Due to the high demand for energy, the oil sector has shown itself to be attractive for investment. In other chemicals sectors, in-depth market analysis and the development of strong end-user relationships and partnerships with local companies are key success factors.
"Entry into the Angolan market through distributors or through direct supply to multinational companies based in the country is a common strategy employed by new market participants," concludes Maele.
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