Tag: Trade Data

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2017

01 Dec 17  News
South Africa trade surplus widens slightly in October South Africa’s trade surplus increased to R4.56 billion in October of 2017 from an upwardly revised R4.48 billion surplus i...
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28 Nov 17  News
Featured infographics: @TheEIU_Africa team forecasts Ethiopia as sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018. East African/Franc Zone economies feature in region’...
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27 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, Kenya School Of Revenue: Africa is far from integration when Kenya imports Zambian copper from China and Nigeria imports Kenyan coffee from London. We need to build...
South Africa overtakes US in exports to Kenya

South Africa overtakes US in exports to Kenya

27 Nov 17  News
Imports from South Africa grew by Sh11 billion in the first eight months of the year that saw Africa’s most industrialised economy overtake the United States in sales to Kenya. ...
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21 Nov 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: CII-Exim Bank conclave on India-East Africa trade and investment. Launched at the conclave: India’s investments in select East African countries –...
South African economy resurgent on consumer demand, exports

South African economy resurgent on consumer demand, exports

17 Nov 17  News
South African bulk exports surged by 30.7 per cent year-on-year in October to a new record The recent data point to a resurgent South African economy after it exited a technical r...
Azevêdo signals ‘cautious optimism’ over trade prospects in annual trade monitoring report

Azevêdo signals ‘cautious optimism’ over trade prospects in annual trade monitoring report

17 Nov 17  News
WTO members show restraint in trade restrictions despite ongoing economic uncertainties WTO members introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures from mid-October 2016 to mid-Octobe...
G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties

G20 countries show restraint in new trade restrictions, despite economic uncertainties

10 Nov 17  News
The WTO’s eighteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 9 November 2017, shows that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compar...
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09 Nov 17  News
African trade and development policy events underway in Abuja: (i) Fourth Meeting of the Technical Working Groups of the Continental Free Trade Area (6-17 November). It will ...
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01 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @selemani: 44 of the 55 African States belong to more than 1 regional economic community. Why the overlap? Trade and integration policy workshops starting today: I...
EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

EAC Trade and Investment Report 2015

01 Nov 17  News
This EAC Trade and Investment Report analyses the trade and investment flows in 2015. Its main purpose is to gauge EAC trade performance in the global macro-economic and trade cont...
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31 Oct 17  News
A reminder: The Doing Business 2018 report was released today. Read more here. South Africa’s September trade statistics: another surplus (SARS) The R4bn trade balance surplus ...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for September 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for September 2017

31 Oct 17  News
South Africa trade surplus well below expectations South Africa’s trade surplus decreased to R4.00 billion in September of 2017 from an upwardly revised 5.98 billion surplus in ...
Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

30 Oct 17  News
Oil prices to average $56 a barrel in 2018, up from 2017 average of $53/bbl Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel in 2018 from $53 this year as a result of steadily grow...
African production and trade of coffee and tea in perspective: What are the implications for continental trade liberalisation?

African production and trade of coffee and tea in perspective: What are the implications for continental trade liberalisation?

27 Oct 17  Publications
This working paper examines the African production and trade profiles for coffee and tea, both important exports from Africa, and the extent to which trade liberalisation across Af...
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25 Oct 17  News
Underway at the WTO: WAEMU’s Trade Policy Review (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo) Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017...
WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

25 Oct 17  News
Document prepared by the WTO Secretariat for the Formal Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries held on 3 October 2017, as revised Over the period 2005-2016...
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20 Oct 17  News
Digital innovation in trade finance: have we reached a tipping point? (Swift) The Boston Consulting Group published a white paper, to which SWIFT contributed, on digital innovatio...
Running the numbers: making extractives count for Africa

Running the numbers: making extractives count for Africa

20 Oct 17  News
As African resource-rich countries battle with the macroeconomic impact of the dip in global commodity prices, many look back at the 2004-2013 upswing in the commodity cycle and co...
Fintechs and the financial side of global value chains – Statistical implications

Fintechs and the financial side of global value chains – Statistical implications

20 Oct 17  News
Document prepared for the Working Party on Financial Statistics to be held on 6 and 7 November 2017 at the OECD Conference Centre Summary Structural changes to the trade fin...