EU-Africa trading relationship

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EU-Africa trading relationship

EU-Africa trading relationship

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This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between the EU and 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 accompanying spreadsheet, and contains the following data:

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

  • Total EU’s imports from and exports to all African countries, by country;

  • EU’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 EU and top 20 African imports from EU at the HS4 level, by country for all African countries; and

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

  • Graphical visualisation of the EU-Africa trade relationship is also available in an Infographic.


This Brief updates a previous analysis of Africa-EU trade covering the period 1999 to 2013.

This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between the EU and 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 accompanying spreadsheet, and contains the following data:

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

  • Total EU’s imports from and exports to all African countries, by country;

  • EU’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 EU and top 20 African imports from EU at the HS4 level, by country for all African countries; and

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

  • Graphical visualisation of the EU-Africa trade relationship is also available in an Infographic.


This Brief updates a previous analysis of Africa-EU trade covering the period 1999 to 2013.

Downloads

Synopsis: EU-Africa trading relationship | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi
Spreadsheet: EU-Africa trade data | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi
Infographic: European Union’s trade with Africa | 2016 trade update - Author(s): Taku Fundira

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