Slide of the month (SOTM) November. Mapping Africa’s manufacturing landscape for your 2024 Africa strategy

Africa’s manufacturing sector is experiencing significant growth, fuelled by rising demand and economic development. Businesses keen on tapping into this boom at the opportune moment seek valuable insights to navigate the expanding landscape.

This information has been vital for many clients as they plan for their 2024 Africa strategy. Our recent research into Africa’s manufacturing sector reveals an impressive surge, solidifying the continent’s position as a global economic player. Africa’s manufacturing output grew substantially, increasing from $190 billion in 2020 to an impressive $286 billion in 2022.

Mapping the sector provides our clients with crucial information for their strategic decisions. Nevertheless, our commitment extends to delivering tailored, country-specific data and strategic recommendations for a more precise and effective approach. This will position them for success in this thriving industry.

What is your potential in Africa? We can help. If you have any questions, contact us at

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here

Slide of the month (SOTM) September. Why is Morocco emerging as a key economic player in Africa?

Slide of the month (SOTM) August. Who are the key players in Africa’s blown film extrusion machine market?

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. What opportunities exist in the edible oil industry in Kenya?

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Europe holds a significant market share of spark plug imports to the top African countries

Slide of the month (SOTM) May. The size of Africa’s travel retail market

Podcast feature: Doing business in Africa (Business Compact)

In a recent episode of Business Compact (the insightful podcast dedicated to the creation, scaling, and internationalization of businesses), Marc Zander (Founder & CEO, africon) takes centre stage to share invaluable insights. With over 11 years of experience advising more than 160 companies on their Africa strategy, africon is fast becoming the leading accelerator for businesses engaging with the African market.

Through features with leading media, we often share our expertise and industry data extracted from projects we implement.

In this podcast, Tobias Kerkhoff and Marc Zander dissect the following topics and help you;

  • Learn the biggest challenges and opportunities for companies doing business in Africa.
  • Explore the most promising sectors for German companies in Africa through practical examples.
  • Uncover the reasons why companies should consider expanding to Africa right now.
  • Learn more about how africon organised the recent delegation trip of the Ministry of Rhineland-Palatinate to Rwanda.
  • Understand the significance of collaboration with political institutions, including GIZ, GTAI, and German Chambers of Commerce (Abroad), in fostering successful business endeavours in Africa.
  • Join the discussion on the future of Africa, encapsulated in three impactful words, as Marc Zander shares his visionary perspective on the continent’s trajectory.

For businesses eager to grow in Africa, this podcast episode serves as a gateway to gaining insights into the markets.

Listen to the podcast below

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