Regional Economic Outlook, October 2012.

Economic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have remained generally robust despite a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region remains broadlypositive, and growth is projected at 51⁄4percent a year in 2012-13. Most low-income countries are projected to continue to grow strongly, su...

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Main Author: African Dept., International Monetary Fund
Format: eBook
Published: Washington : International Monetary Fund, 2012.
Series:Regional Economic Outlook.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; In Brief; 1. Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World; Introduction and Summary; Resilience in the Face of an Uncertain Environment; Tables; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Real GDP Growth; Boxes; 1.1. South Sudan: Newest IMF Member; 1.2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Other Macroeconomic Indicators; Figures; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Food and Nonfood Inflation; 1.2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Nominal Credit to the Private Sector; 1.3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Overall Fiscal Balance, 2004-13; 1.4. Sub-Saharan Africa: Government Debt Ratios, 2000-12.
  • 1.2. Debt Dynamics in the Baseline over the Medium-Term1.5. Sub-Saharan Africa: Exports and the Current Account by Regional Groups; 1.3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Soundness Indicators in 2011, Selected Countries; 1.6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Soundness Indicators; 1.7. Selected Regions: Real GDP Growth, 2008-13; 1.8. Selected Regions, Inflation, 2008-13; 1.3. Global Food Prices and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa; Risk Scenario Analysis; 1.9. Sub-Saharan Africa: Growth Prospects, 2012-13; 1.10. Sub-Saharan Africa: Downside Scenario.
  • Is There Still Room for Policy Action if Needed?1.4. Sub-Saharan Africa: Indicators for Fiscal Policy Room; 1.11. Sub-Saharan Africa: Changes in CPI Inflation from 12-months Earlier, End-2012 vs. End-2011; 1.12. Sub-Saharan Africa: Reserve Coverage and Current Account Balance; Policy Recommendations; 1.4. Energy Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Costly, Untargeted, and Inefficient; Concluding Remarks; 2. Nigeria and South Africa: Spillovers to the Rest of Sub-Saharan Africa; Introduction and Summary; 2.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Intra-Regional Exports, 1981-2010.
  • 2.1. The Role of Nigeria and South Africa in the Network of Sub-Saharan African Merchandise TradeSouth Africa's Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Exports to South Africa from Neighboring Countries; 2.3. South Africa: Outward Direct Investment; 2.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Nonfinancial South African Firms Operating in the Region; 2.2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Key South Africa-based Financial Groups Operating in the Region; 2.4. BLNS: Customs Revenue Payments; 2.2. Linkages among Sub-Saharan Africa Stock Exchanges; 2.3. Spillovers within the Southern Africa Customs Union.
  • 2.3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Linkages with South Africa, 2010Nigeria's Impact on its Neighbors; 2.5. Bilateral Correlations of Output in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.6. Western Africa: Exports to Nigeria; 2.7. Relevance of Imports from Nigeria; 2.4. Energy Linkages between Nigeria and Surrounding Countries; 2.8. Number of Subsidiaries of Nigerian-based Banks; 2.5. Informal Trade between Benin and Nigeria; 2.4. Main Recipients of Remittances from Nigeria; 2.9. Share of Migrants to Nigeria to Total Population; 2.5. Nigeria and Neighboring Countries' GDP; 2.6. Nigeria and Neighboring Countries' CPI.