Development of Infrastructure Construction in Africa : Trends and Application 2017

ResearchMoz presents professional and in-depth study of “Infrastructure Construction in Africa to 2021”.

Infrastructure construction in Africa is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, reaching around US$196 billion in 2021, up from US$126 billion in 2016, expanding at an annual average rate of over 9% in nominal US$ terms.

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Timetrics Infrastructure Intelligence Center is currently tracking 1,377 large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa in both the public and private sectors. Collectively these projects are worth US$1.3 trillion, including projects at all stages of development from announcement to execution.


The report provides an overview of the infrastructure construction sector in Africa, including key trends and factors driving infrastructure investment.

The report covers analysis of the project pipelines, with details on all major projects, sectoral spread, project ownership, funding mechanisms and main contractors.


A concise analysis of the economic context for infrastructure in Africa.

Five-year forecasts of infrastructure construction output for each region.

An analysis of the project pipelines, with details on all major projects, funding mechanisms, project ownership, and main contractors.

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Assess the main drivers of infrastructure investment in Africa, including the political and operating landscape and financing methods.

Analyze forecasts and understand key infrastructure trends at regional and continental level.

Gain insight into which construction companies are most heavily involved in the Africa infrastructure sector.

Identify all major projects by value, start date, stage of development to inform your expansion strategy.

Key Highlights

With 366 projects valued at US$391.7 billion, West Africa is home to the largest infrastructure construction project pipeline in Africa.

West Africa also has the highest number of projects in the continent, ahead of Southern Africa with 341. Southern Africas pipeline value stands at US$305 billion. East Africa also has a large number of projects 318 in total but its pipeline value amounts to US$164 billion.

North Africa has a total of 267 projects, and has the second-largest value of projects in the continent at US$341.4 billion. The lowest number of projects is found in Central Africa with only 85 projects, valuing US$60.6 billion.

In terms of single country project pipelines, Nigeria has the largest share of projects in Africa with a combined value of US$216.6 billion. This is followed by Egypt with a pipeline value of US$155.5 billion and South Africa with a pipeline value of US$118.8 billion.

The electricity and power sector has the highest concentration of infrastructure projects in the pipeline with 659 projects, followed by roads (256), airports and other infrastructure (252), railways (135), water and sewerage (65) and telecommunications (10).

In terms of US dollar value, electricity and power projects also dominate valued at US$622.2 billion while railways valued at US$342.3 account for the second-largest sector.

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Airports and other infrastructure recorded the third-largest share with US$188.7 billion, followed by roads which make up US$125.3 billion, water and sewerage which accounts for US$15.8 billion and telecommunications with US$1.3 billion.

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