Africa's Trade Revisted

Author/Editor:

Natalia T. Tamirisa ; Arvind Subramanian

Publication Date:

March 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The popular impression that Africa has not integrated into world trade, as suggested by the evolution in simple indicators, has been called into question recently by more formal analysis. This paper refines and generalizes this analysis, but lends support to the popular view of disintegration. Africa, especially Francophone Africa, is currently under-exploiting its trading opportunities and has witnessed disintegration over time, a trend that is most pronounced in its trade with the technologically advanced countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/33

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451845181/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0332001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

31

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