Market research in Senegal

Given the high potential for growth, the prime geographic location, and the favorable political conditions, Senegal is a strong base to develop or continue to grow a business and take advantage of a young demographic. Additionally, it provides a key gateway for exports to other markets in West Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

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About Senegal

Senegal is a country located in West Africa and borders the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Mauritania. The country is regarded as one of the most stable democracies on the continent and is often engaged in regional mediation. Senegal has a very young and growing population, with over 60% of the population under the age of 25.

In addition, high illiteracy rates of over 40% have resulted in high unemployment and high levels of poverty, especially in rural areas. Population is concentrated on the Atlantic coast, with Dakar acting as a population centre. However, over ⅔ of the population is rural.

Why conduct market research

Agriculture is the most important sector in Senegal, which not only feeds the population, but also employs a third of the workforce and is responsible for a majority of Senegal’s foreign capital. The industrial sector employs the majority of the workforce and is heavily centred around the processing of agricultural products. 

Representative market data

Conducting market research in Senegal proved to be extremely difficult due to the complications associated with the high illiteracy rate and high level of rural population. However, given the right approach and method, an accurate and effective research project in Senegal is possible, allowing for immense potential for your company. At Sagaci Research, we are able to provide you with the following tools in order to truly capture the Senegalese market and fulfill your objectives and potential.

Market research methods in Senegal

Online Panel

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