Africa bucks poor 2012 trade-growth trend, despite SA slump

Africa bucks poor 2012 trade-growth trend, despite SA slump.

However, at 6.1%, Africa recorded the fastest export growth of any region, rebounding from an 8.5% slump in 2011. Africa’s imports also grew faster than those of any other region at 11.3%, making it the only region with double-digit growth in either exports or imports.