Think African manufacturing is declining? Think again.

April 2016
These infographics show manufacturing exports in nine sub-Saharan African countries have increased in the recent decade and how this increases resilience to economic shocks.


Infographic 1:

(Left-hand figure) World Development Indicators

(Right-hand figure) UNCTADStat

Infographic 2:

USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb (

Eurostat COMEXT database (

Trade Statistics of Japan (

OECD.Stat (

Note: ‘Manufacturers’ = SITC 5–8, minus 667 and 68