The tire industry in Botswana is driven mainly by imports since the country does not have manufacturing facilities for tire production. The government is focusing on improving the trade business by laying out favorable policies and enhancing the county's infrastructure, i.e., displaying significant construction & mining activities to attract foreign investments & leading companies for establishing tire production facilities in the country.
The Botswana Tire Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-26. The growth of the market is likely to be driven primarily by the increasing construction activities toward infrastructural developments in Botswana entwined with favorable government policies associated with the import, production, & distribution of tires across the country.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2016-19|
|Base Year: 2020|
|Forecast Period: 2021-26|
|Key Companies Profiled||Dunlop Tyres, MRF Tires, Apollo, Vredestien, Bridgestone Corp., TVS Tires|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Botswana is rich in diamonds, i.e., a prominent source of income for the country. Hence, the number of mining activities is rapidly escalating in the country and propelling the need for heavy commercial vehicles & mining equipment. Due to this, the demand for robust Off-the-Road tires is mounting and, in turn, fueling the overall growth of the Botswana Tire Market through 2026.
Moreover, swiftly improving road connectivity, coupled with the increasing inclination of people toward private vehicle ownership, are leading to the growing vehicle sales & fleet, which, in turn, is projecting a burgeoning demand for tires through 2026.
Impact of Covid-19 on the Botswana Tire Market
The advent of Covid-19 in 2020 had a decelerating impact on most industries, and the Botswana Tire Market was no exception. The imposition of stringent movement restrictions, lockdown, & travel bans by the government to curb the spread of this dreadful disease resulted in several unprecedented challenges for the market growth.
Cross-border trade barriers led to a temporary halt on tire imports. On the other hand, prominent players observed severe disruptions in the supply chain of raw materials, a shortage of human power, & demand-supply gaps. Additionally, delays in the distribution & production of tires entwined with the shutdown of manufacturing units further introduced massive financial losses to the manufacturers.
However, with the gradual improvement in the pandemic situation, the government uplifted the restrictions & allowed the recommencement of operations associated with the import, distribution, & production of tires after observing a swift decline in the Covid-19 cases. Currently, the leading players are witnessing significant growth opportunities & have raised their demand for tire imports to meet the burgeoning consumer requirements across the country.