Africa Forecasting Service

Comprehensive analysis of immediate and long-term economic and political prospects to inform investment strategies, expansion and African operations through forecasts and commentary by country, industry, and city.

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Africa Forecasting Service


The service provides access to a wide range of data, forecasts and commentary to help with African expansion and growth initiatives.

Macroeconomic forecast service

Country Reports

Reports on 54 African countries’ economic, political and financial market developments.

Political landscape

Detailed and timely analysis on political events.

Events-driven analysis

Daily and weekly commentary on Africa’s most important economic and political events.

Economic Databank

Access to the macroeconomic data that informs our forecasts via a single online platform.

Comprehensive forecasting

Forecasts and commentary by country, industry sector and city.

City Forecasts

Forecasts for 102 African cities’ GDP, employment, population, household income, consumer spending and retail sales.

Travel and Tourism Forecasts

Comprehensive dataset includes travel and economic activity for 34 countries and 12 major city destinations across Africa. Coverage includes traveller origins, destinations, purpose of trip, visitor spending, and mode of travel. The database includes almost thirty years of historical data and 10-year forecasts. Users can conduct extensive market analysis in minutes, complete with tables, charts, and maps.

Industry Forecasts

Quarterly reports and extensive databank providing in-depth analysis, forecasts and scenarios for 12 key industries and detailed sub-sector analysis in line with NACE revision 2 codes, covering eight African countries.

Urbanisation continues, led by rapid growth in African cities
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Urbanisation continues, led by rapid growth in African cities

In the next two decades, the world’s 900 major cities will experience a combined population increase of nearly 600 million people. While the largest cities will continue to be in Asia, African cities are expected to grow the fastest. In contrast, many cities in Europe and East Asia will experience population declines over this period.

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