Egypt -Defense and Security Industry, Application, Share, Market Trends, Analysis and Forecasts 2017



The aircraft category remains one of the key drivers of the Egyptian Defense And Security Industry, accounting for 52.6% of capital expenditure in 2016; followed by the C4ISR electronics and IT category with 7.5%. Egypt’s total expenditure on defense and security stood at US$6.9 billion in 2016 and will post a forecast-period CAGR of 3.0% to reach US$7.9 billion by 2021, driven by modernization efforts to strengthen the nation’s military capabilities to counter threats from terrorist groups, Ethiopia, and to strengthen maritime security. The purchase of 24 Rafale fighters, FREMM frigates, and a large batch of MBDA missiles will drive expenditure.

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 Key Highlights

The country reported an increase in its imports:

Egypt’s defense imports posted a CAGR of 51.6%, rising from US$281.0 million in 2012 to US$1.4 billion in 2016. Imports spiked in 2010 when Egypt had to deal with the Arab Spring. When crisis levels reduced in 2012, there was a -55.4% decline in the country’s import levels. The majority of Egypt’s arms imports originate from the US. However, the country is expected to reduce its reliance and procure from European nations instead.

The country focuses on homeland security:

Increasing terrorist and cybersecurity threats drive homeland security expenditure. The country aims to strengthen land and maritime borders and, as a result, expenditure will increase at a CAGR of 2.8%, from US$450.0 million in 2017 to US$503.0 million in 2021. A significant amount will be allocated to police modernization and counter terrorist activities.

The country reported a decline in exports:

Due to a lack of R&D investment and a shortage of skilled laborers, the country’s defense industry typically manufactures low-technology infantry weapons. Defense exports have suffered as the majority of Egypt’s export markets are petroleum exporting economies and prefer to buy sophisticated weapons platforms from the US since this guarantees them a political and military partner.

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  • Industry Snapshot and Industry View – Key defense and security industry statistics including total expenditure, revenue expenditure, and capital expenditure are analysed to reveal the key issues and trends driving market performance in the Egyptian defense and security market.
  • Industry SWOT Analysis – Discover the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats impacting market performance and investment in the Egyptian defense and security market.
  • Industry Benchmarking – Benchmark how the Egyptian defense and security market is performing compared to regional and global markets in terms of total expenditure, revenue expenditure, and capital expenditure to gauge potential for growth or market entry.
  • Competitive Landscape – Detailed overview and product offerings of the leading defense and security players in Egypt.

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  • How is the market performing in terms of: total expenditure, revenue expenditure, and capital expenditure?
  • How risky is it to invest in the Egyptian defense and security industry compared to other African and Middle Eastern countries?
  • What is driving the performance of key industry segments such as aircraft, C4ISR electronics & IT, naval ships, helicopters, military vehicles, and others?
  • Who are the leading players in the Egyptian defense and security industry and their overview and product portfolio?
  • What trends are being witnessed within the Egyptian defense and security industry?
  • What are the Egyptian defense and security industry’s Strengths and Weaknesses and what Opportunities and Threats does it face?
  • What are the recent developments in the Egyptian defense and security industry?

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