Compendium of Intra-African and Related Foreign Trade Statistics 2011

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This Compendium is compiled to provide quality and timely statistical data for the monitoring, evaluation, analysis, research, and promotion of the intra-African trade. It presents foreign trade data in sixteen chapters for all African countries for the period 2002 to 2010. Different data sources have been used and various common estimation methods applied to fill data gaps. Information on total, share, direction, and evolution of African trade is provided. Focusing on intra-African trade, related statistical data of trade flows are grouped by region, subregions, and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa, a unique feature that has been found nowhere else. It is hoped that the Compendium will provide the needed support to ongoing efforts aimed at ensuring the integration of the African continent.

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Introduction (English)

This is the sixth edition of the Compendium of Intra-African and Related Foreign Trade Statistics. The Compendium was produced by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from 1997 to 2005 on biennial basis and was discontinued since then. The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) of ECA will continue producing the Compendium starting in 2011. It is our hope that this publication will meet the needs of users both at the international, regional, subregional and national levels, in particular the planning data for the African economies. The unique feature of this publication is the inclusion of trade data by regional economic communities in Africa that are recognized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and other selected groupings of Africa.


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