Tag: Trade Data

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan – ‘the forgotten partner’?

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan – ‘the forgotten partner’?

02 Jun 16  Publications
While the recent focus on Africa’s merchandise trade has been the spectacular rise of trade with the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China and the commensurate declin...
The Economic Impact of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

02 Jun 16  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

26 May 16  Publications
Until mid-November 2013 it was not possible to accurately assess the profile of South Africa’s agricultural trade. It was only at that date that the South African Revenue Service...

State of South Africa’s import trade in textiles and clothing

19 May 16  Publications
Despite increased global competition, the textile and clothing (T&C) industry is a very strategic sector for Southern Africa that has significant forward and backward linkages ...
Macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

Macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

15 Apr 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...
Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries

Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries

05 Apr 16  News
Tax revenues in African countries are rising as a proportion of national incomes, according to the inaugural edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa. The report, containing i...
Africa Regional Integration Index: Report 2016

Africa Regional Integration Index: Report 2016

03 Apr 16  News
Integration Matters Regional integration is a development priority for Africa. All Africans, not just policy makers and decision makers, have a role to play in making integration ...
South Africa’s recent trade performance

South Africa’s recent trade performance

10 Feb 16  Publications
With a GDP (PPP) of over US$ 707 billion South Africa is currently the second largest economy in Africa after being surpassed by Nigeria in recent years. The country is considered ...
Rwanda getting largest amount of aid dollars per capita in EAC

Rwanda getting largest amount of aid dollars per capita in EAC

08 Feb 16  News
Top donor aid recipients According to data from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – a consortium of 34 donor countries – official development ass...
Trade diversion and trade creation effects of economic integration: Illustration of an Excel based tariff simulation of Zambia entering a hypothetical Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa

Trade diversion and trade creation effects of economic integration: Illustration of an Excel based tariff simulation of Zambia entering a hypothetical Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa

03 Feb 16  Publications
The aim of this paper is to illustrate an Excel spreadsheet* simulation that can be used to determine the trade creation and trade diversion effects of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)...
Mercosur and Africa: the trading relationships

Mercosur and Africa: the trading relationships

03 Feb 16  Publications
A decade ago the news that the four South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay that make up the core group of Mercosur (in Spanish, Mercado Común del Sur)...
Recovery in foreign direct investment is unexpectedly strong, but lacks productive impact

Recovery in foreign direct investment is unexpectedly strong, but lacks productive impact

21 Jan 16  News
Global flows of foreign direct investment jumped 36 per cent in 2015 to an estimated $1.7 trillion, their highest level since the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009,...
A historical perspective on South Africa’s trading and investment profile with Africa in recent years

A historical perspective on South Africa’s trading and investment profile with Africa in recent years

10 Dec 15  Publications
The objective of this working paper is to provide some background to the South African trade and investment profile in recent years, with a special emphasis on the trade relations ...
An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

10 Dec 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Kenya and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analysi...
The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

27 Nov 15  Publications
The objective of this paper* is to examine the West and Central African (WCA) trade profile, with some reference to the trading relationship with China and the agricultural trade p...
Trade in Services in Africa

Trade in Services in Africa

19 Nov 15  Infographics
The following set of papers contains a large amount of visualised data on trade in services in Africa. There are seven sectoral papers and one framework paper, which contextualises...
Black holes in African trade data

Black holes in African trade data

29 Jul 15  Publications
Collating and analysing African trade data is an exercise fraught with difficulties. In many instances this data is not available from its primary source, and this leads to the use...
Changes in Foreign Investment in South Africa: a ‘Friends’ perspective

Changes in Foreign Investment in South Africa: a ‘Friends’ perspective

22 Jul 15  Publications
This paper provides an update on South Africa’s foreign investment position through to and including the December 2012 year with respect to the old, new and good friends of the E...
Intra-African trade – an analysis

Intra-African trade – an analysis

15 Jul 15  Publications
This paper clearly reinforces the data warning outlining the dangers inherent in trying to analyse intra-African trade data. The use of mirror data, late and non-reporting and ‘v...
New study: Illicit outflows correlate to higher poverty and inequality, lower human development

New study: Illicit outflows correlate to higher poverty and inequality, lower human development

04 Jun 15  News
Illicit financial flows (IFFs), stemming from crime, corruption, and tax evasion, have an outsized impact on the world’s poorest countries, according to a new study released on 3...