Tag: Trade Data

The Link between Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Growth Underperformance in Africa

The Link between Services Trade Restrictions and Trade Growth Underperformance in Africa

11 May 17  Discussion
Services trade is increasingly important, yet often restricted in developing countries, writes tralac Associate John Stuart We live in a world where the production and consumption...
Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture

03 May 17  News
Connectivity redefined According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI p...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2017

02 May 17  News
Trade surplus widens in March South Africa’s trade surplus widened in March due to a surge in exports, while growth in private sector credit extension moderated on the back of w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Apr 17  News
New tralac publications: The EAC Mode 4: trade data (by Viola Sawere), Africa’s trading relationship with Japan (by Ron Sandrey), WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa (by Ron Sand...
Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

26 Apr 17  Publications
Over the last few years, the focus of African trade and trading relationships has focused on several countries and regions. Firstly, we have the European Union (EU) with the Econom...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
Kenya: 2017 Economic Survey launched

Kenya: 2017 Economic Survey launched

21 Apr 17  News
Remarks by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Egh, Mgh Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, during the launch of the 2017 Economic Survey, 19 April 2017 Let me take th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet/infographic, @RencapMan: While some like to suggest the Africa Rising story is over, there are an awful lot of African countries still growing at 5% or more Profil...
‘Modest recovery’ for SA economy likely

‘Modest recovery’ for SA economy likely

19 Apr 17  News
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that South Africa’s economy would stage a modest recovery. The IMF said in its latest outlook for 2017 released on Tuesday th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 17  News
Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty (WTO) The WTO’s more promising forecasts for 2017 and 2018 are predicated on certain assumptions and there is c...
South Africa’s retail sector: An overview of 2016 trade

South Africa’s retail sector: An overview of 2016 trade

12 Apr 17  News
South Africa’s retailers performed robustly in 2016, despite the country seeing its weakest growth in seven years. This is according to EY’s analysis of the 12 largest retailer...
Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

05 Apr 17  Publications
This paper examines the economic and trade profile and performance of Côte d’Ivoire since 1960, focusing on trends over the past 15 years. Côte d’Ivoire’s economic performa...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2017

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2017

03 Apr 17  News
South Africa trade balance swings to surplus in February South Africa posted a trade surplus of ZAR 5.22 billion in February of 2017 compared to an upwardly revised ZAR 11.22 bill...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Mar 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Tanzania-Zambia Trade Forum Kenya’s 2017 Budget Policy statement (pdf), documentation Launched: Online Africa knowledge repository platform (with 4000 World B...
Rwanda: Trade deficit narrows by 25 per cent in 2017

Rwanda: Trade deficit narrows by 25 per cent in 2017

30 Mar 17  News
Rwanda’s trade deficit narrowed by 25.2 per cent in the first two months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, signaling optimism about the financial year’s performanc...
Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

27 Mar 17  News
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7% – second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of i...
Expanding markets – citrus fruit and table grapes to Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and  Canada?

Expanding markets – citrus fruit and table grapes to Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and Canada?

23 Mar 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on South Africa’s expanding citrus fruit and grape export markets Citrus fruit and table grapes are some of South Africa’s most ...
Intra-Africa market access

Intra-Africa market access

22 Mar 17  Infographics
This infographic documents the situation with regard to market access between the countries of the African Union. The purpose is to aid in understanding the accessibility of Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 17  News
Featured infographics: Number of tourists from India, China, US increasing as trade ties with Kenya deepen IORA Summit outcome: The Jakarta Concord (pdf, IORA) We commit ourselve...
South Africa: Economy shrinks in the fourth quarter of 2016

South Africa: Economy shrinks in the fourth quarter of 2016

07 Mar 17  News
A fall in mining and manufacturing production in the final quarter of 2016 pulled South African economic growth into negative territory, according to preliminary figures of gross d...