Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in Sub-Saharan Africa

by T. Akiyama

Publisher: World Bank in Washington, DC (1818 H St., NW, Washington 20433)

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Edition Notes

StatementTakamasa Akiyama and Donald F. Larson.
SeriesPolicy, planning, and research working papers ;, WPS 348
ContributionsLarson, Donald F.
LC ClassificationsHD9017.A2 A415 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p. :
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1943791M
LC Control Number90166235

This handbook comprehensively explores the complex relationships between trade and economic performance in developing countries, and sub-Saharan Africa’s reliance on trade in primary commodities. In the s African export performance has experienced an unexpected turnaround. countries’ ability to make progress in reducing poverty. Moreover, Africa’s continued reliance on commodity exports could blunt the expected recovery.2 Many investors reportedly view Africa’s growth in as stemming from an expected rise in mining activity following its collapse in late , combined with recent gains in. Indian agricultural export has undergone significant changes during recent times. In this context, the present study has analysed the trend in exports of agricultural commodities from India, the. Agricultural trade, trends and outlook Trade in agricultural products has grown almost threefold in value over the past decade, driven by high demand, particularly in emerging economies. 0 20 40 60 80 $ North America Latin America & the Caribbean Western Europe Eastern Europe & Central Asia North Africa & Middle East Sub-Saharan Africa.

Longer Term Trends Create Conditions for a Price Spike. A number of long-term trends in agricultural production and consumption laid the groundwork for a gradual upward trend in food commodity prices between and , setting the stage for the sharp spike.   It reviews sector performance, outlines the current market context, provides detailed quantitative medium term projections for the ten-year period , and assesses key risks and uncertainties. The outlook for agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is situated in the context of several mega-trends that shape the sector’s development.   • In , soybeans were planted on million hectares of land in Sub-Saharan Africa, or 1% of total arable land. The primary soybean growing countries are South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. • Soybean imports into the region are limited as Sub -Saharan Africa grows more soybeans than it can process but, in some.   Leading agricultural and allied sector export value India FY , by commodity Fish and fishery product exports value from India FY by target country Export .

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Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa's export dependence on coffee and cocoa in and focuses on the recent trends. Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa. Takamasa Akiyama and Donald Larson () NoPolicy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank.

Abstract: Sub - Sahran African (SSA) countries have seen sharp declines in their shares of agricultural export markets. But their export dependence on the most important crops - coffee and cocoa - has Cited by: 6.

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Larson Sub-Saharan Africa's export dependence on coffee and cocoa has increased, but without policy changes to boost these and other agricultural exports, the region can expect only slow growth in its agricultural income terms of. Direct emissions of agriculture, mostly from livestock, as well as rice and synthetic fertilisers, are expected to grow by % p.a.

over the coming decade, compared with % p.a. over the past ten years. This is lower than the growth in agricultural production, indicating a declining carbon intensity as productivity increases. SpECiAl FOCuS: Sub‑SAhArAn AFriCA OECD‑FAO Agricultural Outlook ‑ The twelfth joint edition of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook provides market projections to for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish.

The report contains a special feature on the prospects for, and challenges facing, Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa’s current population of around “The Potential of Manufacturing and Industrialization in Africa - Trends, Opportunities, and Strategies.” Sub-Saharan Africa saw the.

The World Bank Group forecasts that the Sub-Saharan Africa economy will grow by per cent inrecovering from per cent growth recorded last year. Agricultural and forest land use – 33 Net forests conversion, by region, – 33 Total annual freshwater withdrawals as a percentage of total annual available flow 37 Trends and projections in land equipped for irrigation to 38 Annual greenhouse gas emissions from Agriculture, Forestry.

Agricultural Commodities Price Outlook. Agricultural price growth hits an over six-and-a-half-year high in October. Agricultural prices surged % month-on-month in October after rising % in September, marking the strongest increase since March Popular Indicators - Most Recent Values. Sub-Saharan Africa had a total export ofin thousands of US$ and total imports ofin thousands of US$ leading to a positive trade balance of 8, in thousands of US$ The Effectively Applied Tariff Weighted Average (customs duty) for Sub-Saharan Africa is % and the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Weighted Average tariff.

Section I: Recent economic trends and prospects. The recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa is continuing apace. Several factors are fueling the recovery: counter-cyclical fiscal policies, up-tick in commodity prices and rebound in exports.

Global outlook. The global economic recovery is slowing on the back of a waning of the inventory cycle and a. Nevertheless, most analysts believe the future remains bright for agricultural exports to Sub-Saharan Africa as the region’s middle class is expected to grow 90 percent byfueling a percent increase in food sales.

Excluding South Africa, GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa for is estimated at percent, up from percent inand above its pre-crisis average growth of percent. Continuation of the global recovery and strengthening domestic demand—particularly in South Africa—are expected to boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic.

3 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP. Between and exports of tradable services and agri-business increased as a share of non-mineral exports by an average of 58 percent. High-value. Total U.S. agricultural exports to the Sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $ billion in and then fell minimally in to $ billion, the second-highest level ever.

The rapid growth of U.S. exports to Sub-Saharan Africa in recent years is largely a result of increasing commercial shipments. This year's edition of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook, presented in Rome today, provides a consensus assessment of the year prospects for agricultural and fish commodity markets at national.

Opinion - It is certain that Sub-Saharan Africa will experience a recession of about per cent inits first in 25 years, according to the World Bank's latest regional economic analysis.

Commodity prices B. Share of commodities in SSA exports 1A recent World Bank study (Lakatos et al. ) Inds that a slowdown in China’s GDP growth to an average of 6 percent per year over and to percent in could result in a GDP loss in Sub-Saharan Africa of percent compared with the baseline by An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future.

This document was produced by. the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa region. Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth will.

decelerate in amid weak global economic conditions. Some countries, however, will continue posting solid growth. Policy buffers are low in several. Half of the world's extreme poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, that's almost million vast majority live in rural areas and work in agriculture.

With a rapidly growing population, the IMF predicts that Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create about 18 million jobs per year until to absorb the growing workforce. While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions.

This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to nearly 75% of the total population.

A striking diversity of experience emerges. "Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa," Policy Research Working Paper SeriesThe World Bank.

Mues, Colin & Simmons, Phil, " The Effects of US Farm Policy on Australian Cotton Revenues," Conference (32nd), February, Melbourne, AustraliaAustralian Agricultural. The recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa has continued. However, growth remains well below its long-term average due to a sluggish expansion in Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa—the region’s largest economies.

The current account deficit has narrowed in oil exporters but deteriorated among metals exporters due to weaker export growth.

Fiscal deficits. Merchandise Trade statistics for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSF) including exports and imports, applied tariffs, top exporting and importing countries, effectively applied and MFN tariff along with most exported and imported product groups, along with development indicators such as GDP, GNI per capita, trade balance and trade as percentage of GDP for Most Recent Year.

From to agricultural output in sub-Saharan Africa grew by % a year, but TFP only by % (Fuglie ). Most of the growth has come from more land, labour, livestock and inputs.

Africa is highly dependent on commodity exports Africa’s agricultural exports are concentrated in a few commodities (coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, cotton, bananas). The largest importer of such products from Africa is by far the EU, now followed by China and the US. For almost half of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural commodities.

Exports of Agricultural Products in India decreased to INR Billion in October from INR Billion in September of Exports of Agricultural Products in India averaged INR Billion from untilreaching an all time high of INR Billion in March of and a record low of INR Billion in October of.

Commodity price shocks are an important type of external shock and are often cited as a problem for economic growth in Sub‐Saharan Africa. We choose nine Sub‐Saharan African countries that are heavily dependent on a single agricultural commodity for a significant portion of their income.

This paper quantifies the impact of agricultural. Janu 0. The economic recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa lost momentum, with growth in estimated to have moderated to %, the World Bank has said in its latest Global Economic Prospects outlook for and beyond.

According to the Bank, intensifying global headwinds such as decelerating activity in major trading partners, elevated policy uncertainty, and falling commodity .Today, despite the collapse of global commodity prices and political shocks that have slowed growth in North Africa, Africa’s economic lions are still moving forward.

Overall, the continent achieved average real annual GDP growth of % between andadding $78 billion annually to .