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U.S. - Africa Business Bridge

Sectors

Sub-Saharan Africa offers enormous potential for trade and investment to American businesses. An upcoming population boom – of an additional 1.3 billion people by 2050 – translates to a significant and immediate need for new infrastructure in all sectors. And -- with a rapidly growing middle class across the continent -- the demand for consumer goods is high and climbing. Our members both in the US and AFRICA represent a broad array of sectors and industries.

Agriculture

Agriculture

African agribusiness is currently worth over $300 billion and is estimated to top $1 trillion by 2030. This sector also employs over half of the African population. The future...
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Arts, Fashion and Entertainment

Arts, Fashion and Entertainment

Cultural and creative industries are the second largest economic sector in Africa, generating annual revenues of more than $4 billion and employing more than 550,000 people...
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Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Consumer expenditure in Africa has reached $1.4 trillion in 2015 and is expected to top $2.5 trillion by 2030, when the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could lead to the formation...
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Energy

Energy

With more Africans moving into the middle class, African energy demand is expected to more than double by 2040. Much of the demand is expected to be satisfied by renewable energy sources...
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Fisheries

Fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture directly contribute over $24 billion to the African economy and provides employment to over 12 million people. This sector also has a high employment multiplier...
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Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Africa is considered by many experts to be the world’s next manufacturing hub. This sector is projected to reach $666.3 billion by 2030 and to capture a significant percentage of the 100 ...
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Mining and Oil

Mining and Oil


Africa is immensely wealthy in natural resources. It has some of the planet's largest oil and natural gas reserves -- with new fields opening around the continent...

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Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Africa’s scientists are pioneering cutting-edge research. They’re tackling a wide variety of projects – from those relating to astrophysics to HIV/AIDS to climate resilience and agricultural output...
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Services

Services


The growing strength of Africa’s economy is creating tremendous opportunities in the services sector. Both legal and financial services providers see significant opportunities in ...

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Technology and Communications

Technology and Communications

The pace of investment and innovation in the African technology and telecommunications is growing and global internet transit providers are entering the market. Fiber networks and fib...
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Tourism

Tourism


The African tourism industry has been growing yearly by 5-7%. Consumer spending on tourism in Africa is estimated to grow to over $261 billion by 2030 and most African countries ...

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Transportation

Transportation

Africa’s infrastructure needs are in excess of $130 billion per year, representing a great opportunity for companies in the transportation sector. Building of seaports, airports and roads ...
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