New Market Research Report: Sudan Defence & Security Report Q2 2011

Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Sudan Defence & Security Report Q2 2011", is now available at Fast Market Research
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May 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Continuing violence and instability, combined with the unresolved conflict in Darfur, has resulted in increased demand for weaponry - particularly small arms and light weaponry -in Sudan. Furthermore, if its secession bid is successful, the south is likely to aim to boost its military capacity, particularly given its ongoing conflicts with dangerous rebel groups.

Indeed, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has reported that Sudan is now the third largest importer of weapons in Africa for the 2006-2010 period. The relative value of the country's imports are, however, dwarfed by the number one and two countries. Algeria was the largest importer, with 48% of African defence imports going to that government. South Africa came second, with 27%, before a massive drop to third placed Sudan with 4%. Much of Sudan's trade in defence is conducted with China or Russia and is for relatively low-tech items, such as tanks which would be considered obsolete for a first-world army.

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BMI estimates that Sudanese defence expenditure rose by 27% in 2010 to US$2.81bn in constant US$ price terms, from US$2.2bn in 2009. This took defence spending to 20.3% of government expenditure, one of the highest levels in the world, although as defence outlay was only US$76.60 per capita, this also indicates that the Sudanese state has fewer financial resources than developed and indeed many emerging economies.

In a potentially explosive move, the Sudanese military is believed to be preparing a major offensive for the area of Abyei against forces of the Southern Sudanese government. Despite the north's acceptance of the south's vote for independence, the dispute over Abyei risks derailing what had been an unexpectedly peaceful divorce. The government alleges that police and militia from the south are illegally occupying the area, whilst the South alleges that it needs to station forces in the area to protect locals against attacks by Northern militia groups.

If the offensive by the north is undertaken, it would mark a dramatic shift in the fortunes of the South. The two parties had agreed to the south's independence, including a provision to allocate a great deal of the South's oil income to the north in transport fees. The issue remains, however, that any Sudanese offensive would likely lead to a prolonged conflict between the two parties and threaten the north's receipt of oil income. For the defence industry in particular, such a conflict may boost demand but simultaneously withdraw much of Sudan's capability to fund military modernisation.

Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Sudan Political SWOT
- Sudan Economic SWOT
- Sudan Business Environment SWOT
Global Political Outlook
- The United States
- China
- Japan And The Koreas
- Russia
- Europe
- India
- Brazil
- Turkey
- Iran
- Egypt, Saudi Arabia And Pakistan
- Terrorism
- Africa
- Space
- Competition
- Wild Card In Global Politics
- Conclusion
Security Risk Ratings
- BMI's Security Ratings
- Table: Middle East And Africa Defence And Security Ratings
- Table: Middle East And North Africa State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: BMI's Middle East And North Africa City Terrorism Index
Political Overview
- Domestic Politics
- Long-Term Political Outlook
Security Overview
- Internal Security Overview
- The Conflict In Darfur
- The Justice And Equality Movement
- The North-South Civil War
- Conflict In The East
- Latest Developments
- External Security Situation
- Sudan And Uganda
- Relationship With Washington
- Latest Developments
Armed Forces
Market Structure
- Arms Trade Overview
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces
- Table: Sudan's Armed Forces, 2000-2008 ('000 personnel)
- Table: Manpower Available For Military Services, 2008-2015 (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated0
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Sudan's Defence Expenditure, 2008-2015
- Table: Sudan's Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2008-2015 (US$mn)
- Arms Trade
- Table: Sudan's Defence Imports, 2008-2015 (US$mn)
- Key Risks To BMI's Forecast Scenario
- Macroeconomic Forecast
- Table: Sudan - Economic Activity, 2006-2015
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: Methodology
- Sources

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