Tag: Trade Data

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jan 17  News
Looking ahead: The 2018 Economic Report on Africa – scope of contents (UNECA) The 2018 ERA will be structured in two parts. Part I will discuss both recent developments in the w...
World Bank Group launches free, interactive, and easy-to-use trade & competitiveness data platform

World Bank Group launches free, interactive, and easy-to-use trade & competitiveness data platform

10 Jan 17  News
The World Bank Group yesterday launched TCdata360, a free, open, and easy-to-use online platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes trade and competitiveness data. The website ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jan 17  News
Featured tweet, ‏@AUTradeIndustry: CFTA Planning retreat from 2-7 January 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya African integration: facing up to emerging challenges (ICTSD) This paper exami...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2016

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2016

06 Jan 17  News
South Africa’s trade deficit narrows in November South Africa posted a trade deficit of ZAR 1.1 billion in November 2016 compared to a downwardly revised ZAR 3.91 billion defici...
Trade data analysis and visualisation

Trade data analysis and visualisation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Recognising the paucity and often incomplete and inaccurate trade data available for African countries, tralac periodically reports on the recent trading relationships between the ...
‘Significant discrepancies remain in commodity trading data’ – UNCTAD

‘Significant discrepancies remain in commodity trading data’ – UNCTAD

24 Dec 16  News
On 14 July 2016, recently published a report on primary commodity trade misinvoicing, saying that some countries could lose as much as 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing. The...
While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

07 Dec 16  Publications
Over the last fifty years or more the most remarkable feature of global economic growth has been the growth demonstrated by the so-called ‘Asian Tiger’ economies (Hong Kong, Si...
The lack of African countries’ participation in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations – what does the data say?

The lack of African countries’ participation in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations – what does the data say?

07 Dec 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses African countries’ noticeable absence in the ongoing multilateral negotiations on environmental goods According to the WTO Doha M...
An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

16 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to examine the economic performances of the East African Community (EAC) members (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda). Emphasis will be plac...
Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

16 Nov 16  Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine intra-EAC trade with a special emphasis on the position of Kenya in this trade and the role of re-exports. The latter has become possible...
South Africa-India – Ten year trading relationship

South Africa-India – Ten year trading relationship

10 Nov 16  Resource
This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between South Africa and India from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses UNCOMTRADE data sourced from the International Trade Ce...
Updated macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

Updated macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

02 Nov 16  News
The Macro Poverty Outlook is jointly produced by the Poverty & Equity and Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practices of the World Bank. This semi-annual report, wh...
South Africa-Latin America & the Caribbean trading relationship

South Africa-Latin America & the Caribbean trading relationship

27 Oct 16  Resource
This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between South Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses UNCOMTRADE data sourced fr...
WIPO workshop: African states are themselves to blame, should compile, publicize IP statistics

WIPO workshop: African states are themselves to blame, should compile, publicize IP statistics

11 Oct 16  News
Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Economic and Statistics Division sends out questionnaires, which intellectual property offices worldwide are expected...
MDG Transition Report: Reliable statistics and integrated policy approach key to successful SDG and Agenda 2063 implementation

MDG Transition Report: Reliable statistics and integrated policy approach key to successful SDG and Agenda 2063 implementation

26 Sep 16  News
The 2016 Transition Report highlights the need for countries to strengthen capacities for evidence-based policy-making and to improve institutional coordination African countries ...
Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

26 Sep 16  News
Executive summary LDC exports of goods and services grew by an annual average of 7.6% over the 2005-2015 period and, thus, slightly more than the exports of other developing econo...
SADC launches new publications on tracking regional integration

SADC launches new publications on tracking regional integration

01 Sep 16  News
Access to reliable and accurate information is essential to achieving regional integration and sustainable development in southern Africa. The Executive Secretary of the Southern ...
‘Time for a policy reset’: Taking a closer look at recent African economic trends

‘Time for a policy reset’: Taking a closer look at recent African economic trends

25 Aug 16  News
Commentary around recent developments in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa has centered on a trifecta of threats: low commodity prices, China’s slowdown, and the rising cost of...
Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

18 Aug 16  Publications
The objective of the East African Community (EAC) is to deepen the integration process within the Community through liberalisation and promotion of intra-regional trade. The E...

Intra-SACU Trade Data Analysis

20 Jul 16  Publications
The Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest existing customs union in the world. It was established in 1910 pursuant to a Customs Union Agreement between the then Union ...