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Economic Report on Africa 2015: Industrializing through trade

Published on March 30, 2015

Africa’s growth continued to increase rising from 3.7 per cent in 2013 to 3.9 per cent in 2014. The performance was underpinned by improved macroeconomic management, diversified trade and investment ties with emerging economies among other factors. Africa’s social development indicators reveal the weakness of the observed economic performance: high unemployment and poverty coexisting with robust growth. This is a paradox.

Trade continues to play a vital role in Africa’s economic growth performance and it has potential to promote tradeinduced industrialization. Read more . Source | Tralac