Sunday, 27 May 2012
Investment Into Africa is Inspired by Growth Potential
Since the turn of the 21st century, more investments have been pouring into Africa, at the same time that the western economies have been struggling and failing. At the moment, China, The Middle East and India, are among the world's leaders when it comes to investments; in Africa.
Investing in transport infrastructures, such as ports, roads and railways, to transport the consumer goods needed to meet the growing demand; has been the first step. The building of this transport infrastructure, has also lead to the demand for more workers, trucks, trains, ships and even more shipping container investing, to carry the cargo from port to port and back again; carrying Africa's exports. These projects have created jobs, that generated disposable income for workers, and lead to the need for more consumer goods.
With a population that is expected to grow and surpass China's by 2050, Africa has tremendous potential for consumer growth, but it is still reliant upon initial investments from private investors; who believe strongly in Africa's potential. Investors believe that Africa's growing stability continues to coincide with the uncertainty of the western markets, and investors are regarding it as a viable option with potential for sizable growth; over the next 40 years.