Thursday, November 15, 2007

[IWS] World Bank: LITTLE DATA BOOK on AFRICA 2007 & FACTOIDS [14 November 2007]

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---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
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World Bank

The Little Data Book on Africa 2007 [14 November 2007],,contentMDK:21107092~menuPK:3098195~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:824043,00.html
[full-text, 128 pages]

The Little Data Book on Africa 2007 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2007. It is intended as a quick reference for users of the Africa Development Indicators 2007 book and CD-ROM. Together they cover about 1,200 indicators on Africa. The country tables in The Little Data Book 2006 present the latest available data for World Bank member countries.

See also
50 Factoids about Sub-Saharan African,,contentMDK:21106218~menuPK:3094759~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:824043,00.html

   * More than 35% of Africans live in sustained-growth economies that have grown at more than 4% a year for ten years.
   * In 1975-2005 the GDP per capita growth (PPP) was 0.70%; in 1995-2005 it was 1.88%.
   * During accelerated growth periods the region grew 3.6% a year (per capita PPP), but shrank ­2.7% during periods of growth collapses.
   * In 1975-2005, the probability of observing growth acceleration and deceleration were 0.25 and 0.22, respectively. In 1995-2005, these probabilities were 0.42 and 0.12.
   * Exports rose from $182 billion in 2004 to $230 billion in 2005, a 26% rise.
   * Crude oil comprises more than half of total Africa's exports.
   * In two thirds of SSA countries, one or two products are responsible for at least 60% of the country's total exports.

See Press Release,,contentMDK:21549323~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html


Africa Achieving Healthy And Steady Growth Rate,,contentMDK:21548806~menuPK:258657~pagePK:2865106~piPK:2865128~theSitePK:258644,00.html
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