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Tag: Trade Data

Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

06 Dec 18  News
Newly released UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 offers up-to-date, reliable trade figures in an era of uncertainty. Global merchandise exports could grow by 10.4% this year, hit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 18  News
tralac in the news at AEC2018: ”We have learned a lot of lessons,” Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre, said. “We have a window to build capaci...
South Africa: The recession ends as GDP climbs by 2,2%

South Africa: The recession ends as GDP climbs by 2,2%

05 Dec 18  News
The South African economy grew by 2,2% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised) in the third quarter of 2018, bringing to an end the country’s second recession sin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUTradeIndustry: “Great and welcome news. Getting closer to 22. Senegalese cabinet last night adopted draft law authorizing ratification of AfCFTA A...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

30 Nov 18  News
South Africa posts largest trade gap in 9 months South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R5.55 billion in October of 2018 from a downwardly revised R3.83 billion in the previous...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @GovUganda: Today (Wednesday) the Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the AfCFTA was officially handed over to the African Union Commission. Uganda...
African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

28 Nov 18  News
African countries on average are becoming more open to each other, with indications that travel within the continent is getting easier. The year 2018 is a landmark chapter in Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 18  News
WTO updates: (i) G20 economies: WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures A total of 40 new trade-restrictive measures were applied by G20 economies during the re...
WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

WTO report shows sharp rise in trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies

22 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s 20th monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures issued on 22 November shows that the amount of trade covered by new import-restrictive measures hit a new hig...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body meets today: selected updates India asks WTO to set up panel against US for imposing higher duties on steel, aluminium. China, the EU, Mexi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 18  News
The South Africa-Zimbabwe bilateral free trade agreement terminates today. What does this mean for the future of their bilateral trade relationship? A tralacBlog by Elisha Tsh...
World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

20 Nov 18  News
UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2018 examines how the world’s most disadvantaged countries can foster entrepreneurship to create jobs and help end poverty. Governmen...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 18  News
Today’s trade-related event postings: Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, this morning, launched the Uganda Trade Information Portal. A related update from Rwanda. The Govern...
IOM Trends Analysis: Most Horn of Africa migrants move within region

IOM Trends Analysis: Most Horn of Africa migrants move within region

13 Nov 18  News
Nearly 400,000 migrant movements were recorded in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia during the first six months of 2018 – an average of 2,000 or more individuals per day. It is an ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Lilongwe, Malawi: First Extraordinary Summit of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government championing education, science and technology Our featured...
Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

01 Nov 18  News
Women’s economic empowerment is a crucial objective of the international development agenda but designing informed policies means developing better information. The idea that go...
African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

01 Nov 18  News
Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 18  News
G20 Africa Investment Summit: selected updates Remarks by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. We are convinced that the impact of the Compact with Africa initiative will be enhanced...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for September 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for September 2018

31 Oct 18  News
South African trade balance swings to deficit in September South Africa’s trade balance shifted to a R2.95 billion deficit in September of 2018 from a downwardly revised R8.77 b...
Foreign Domestic Investment into Africa rises, and Morocco joins South Africa as leading investment destinations

Foreign Domestic Investment into Africa rises, and Morocco joins South Africa as leading investment destinations

30 Oct 18  News
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, FDI was up across the continent last year, although South Africa experienced a fall in project numbers, on the back of cont...

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