Trade Data Analysis

UK-Africa trading relationship

UK-Africa trading relationship

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This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between the UK and the rest of the African continent from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses UNCOMTRADE data sourced from the International Trade Centre (ITC) Trade Map, and is expressed in United States Dollars.

This synopsis should be read in conjunction with the data spreadsheet, and contains the following:

  • UK’s trade balance with African countries, by country;

  • Total UK imports from and exports to all African countries, by country;

  • UK’s imports and exports products to all African countries at the HS4 level;

  • The trade record for COMESA, EAC, SACU, SADC, ECOWAS and Maghreb;

  • The top 20 African exports to UK and top 20 African imports from UK at the HS4 level, by country for all African countries; and

  • Graphical illustrations of UK’s trading relationship with African Regional Economic Communities.


Synopsis: UK-Africa trading relationship | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi
Spreadsheet: UK-Africa trade data | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi

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