Tag: Trade Data

Resilient growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite strong headwinds

Resilient growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite strong headwinds

29 Apr 15  News
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should remain robust but decelerate in the wake of the decline in oil and commodity prices. The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 4-8 May 2015

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 4-8 May 2015

06 Apr 15  Event
As an essential part of its capacity building initiative, tralac conducted a week-long trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training workshop (also known as ‘Geek W...
Burundi: a perspective on the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations

Burundi: a perspective on the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations

28 Jan 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Burundi and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analy...
India – travelling under the radar?

India – travelling under the radar?

21 Jan 15  Publications
Recent tralac research has shown that since 2001 Africa’s overall trade with the old friends (the United States and the European Union in particular) has dramatically declined wh...
The services sector in Africa

The services sector in Africa

03 Sep 14  Publications
Services are playing an increasingly important role in the modern economy, but while economists and policy makers focus on trade in merchandise goods they tend to spend significant...
Nigeria: trade and trade-related issues

Nigeria: trade and trade-related issues

20 Aug 14  Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide information on Nigeria and its merchandise trading profile and regime. Nigeria is a middle-income country with a Gross Domestic Product (G...
2014 BRICS Joint Statistical Publication

2014 BRICS Joint Statistical Publication

17 Jul 14  News
The Fifth Joint Statistical Publication of the BRICS Countries is the result of annual joint efforts of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sout...
Ghana – trade and trade related issues

Ghana – trade and trade related issues

25 Jun 14  Publications
The World Bank reports that Ghana is a medium sized country in west Africa, with a land area of around the same size as the United Kingdom or Uganda. The reported population i...
Africa’s clothing trade – trading less amongst ourselves than with other partners?

Africa’s clothing trade – trading less amongst ourselves than with other partners?

25 Jun 14  Publications
Much of the focus for African industrialisation must be on the clothing sector, as this is the classic low-tech and low-wage sector for an industrial base to assist an economy with...
IMF worries that Chinese slowdown could damage sub-Saharan economies

IMF worries that Chinese slowdown could damage sub-Saharan economies

28 Apr 14  News
Africa’s rising economic star is in danger of burning out from even a modest contraction in China’s economy as that country’s demand for natural resources decreases, war...
Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

10 Apr 14  News
Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic ...
Assessing South Africa’s trading relationship with China

Assessing South Africa’s trading relationship with China

12 Dec 13  Publications
The Economist (2013), in its usual succinct manner, sums up the African trading position as follows: “Africa is a continent rich in minerals and oil. China has an economy th...
Africa-South Africa trade

Africa-South Africa trade

02 Oct 13  Resource
tralac has been monitoring the trading relationship between South Africa and Africa for several years. This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between South Africa and...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

18 Sep 13  Event
As an essential part of tralac’s capacity building mandate in Southern Africa, we conducted the annual trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training exercise (...
Training Programme – Principles and Use of Data in Trade Negotiations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-16 August 2013

Training Programme – Principles and Use of Data in Trade Negotiations: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-16 August 2013

23 Aug 13  Event
tralac presented a short course on Principles of and Use of Data in Trade Negotiations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 13th to 16th August, 2013, at the request of the Ministry of...
A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

22 May 13  Publications
The historically low levels of intra-African trade have made Africa vulnerable to external economic shocks and have fostered a dependency on the rest of the world. As a result of t...
Shall we samba? – an update

Shall we samba? – an update

23 Jan 13  Publications
The world’s economic and trading environments have changed since the 2010 publication of tralac’s South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we samba? In this update to that p...
tralac and DTI trade data analysis session, 6-10 December 2010

tralac and DTI trade data analysis session, 6-10 December 2010

15 Dec 10  Event
During the week of 6 to 10 December 2010, tralac and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted a trade data analysis session focusing on preparing market access offers w...
External Resources

External Resources

01 Sep 10  Resource
Ninth Annual Conference on Global Trade Analysis (GTAP), 15-17 June 2006

Ninth Annual Conference on Global Trade Analysis (GTAP), 15-17 June 2006

17 Jun 06  Event
As the euphoria of trade liberalisation is being replaced by hard and realistic analysis, a worrying feature is that the gains from comprehensive liberalisation are being reduced. ...