The Railway Market in Africa and the Middle East 2018

Although there are no physical links between or across them, the railway markets of Africa and the Middle East share a number of characteristics and trends. Core markets in the region are part of major international transport corridors to Asia and Europe. In parallel, governments and railway companies have been promoting passenger rail transport in and between conurbations. The market for railway technology products and services in Africa and the Middle East is forging ahead. By 2022, an average annual growth of 4% is expected, compared to 2017. Recently, passenger transport has become a significant factor in the market. Metro and light rail networks in the region will almost quadruple up to 2022, the market volume of their rolling stock is to grow by an average 9% p.a., and those of the mainline railways‘ passenger rolling stock by more than 11 % p.a.. All these trends together define a highly interesting landscape of market structures and business opportunities. Find out more about the key findings of this publication in our press release

In concrete terms, this MultiClient Study includes:

  • An overview of the region’s political, demographic and economic situation, its opportunities and threats
  • An independent and differentiated view on current foreign investment, related national and international policies and strategies
  • A special focus on the recent and future development of Sino-African relations
  • An analysis and forecast of the transport markets for freight and passenger mainline services and urban rail transit
  • The present inventories, developments and market volumes for infrastructure, system technology and rolling stock for mainline railways and urban rail transit
  • Listings of recent, current and known future infrastructure projects and rolling stock procurements

Now also available with the data annex in Excel format

  • All numbers concerning markets, installed bases and deliveries are transparently and comprehensively available
  • Apply the data sets for an individual evaluation and configuration or to access and supplement available market data
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The Railway Market in Africa and the Middle East 2018

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