Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa and Opportunities for Low Income Countries Manners, P. Behar, A. 2012-06-26T15:42:41Z 2012-06-26T15:42:41Z 2009
dc.description.abstract Sub-Saharan African countries are further from economic markets than most other regions in the world. This largely reflects the small size of economic markets within the Sub-Saharan region. Despite its distance to the major economic markets, more than 80 per cent of Sub-Saharan trade is outside of its own region. Using a gravity model, such a trade pattern would be expected. In fact, Sub-Saharan African countries typically under-export to countries outside their own region, while they export about as much to countries within their region as would be expected, given their economic size. There is a pattern of increasing regionalization of trade over the past 25 years. The pattern of Sub-Saharan trade is not easily explained by colonial relationships, language barriers, internal geography or logistics, despite all these variables being highly significant in explaining bilateral trading relationships. It may instead reflect tariff and non-tariff barriers, although this conclusion is not tested within this paper. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2009
dc.title Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa and Opportunities for Low Income Countries en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Industry
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Private Sector
okr.topic Public Sector
okr.topic Trade
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