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Barclays Africa Trade Index

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September 2015

Over the past decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has become much more open to international trade and investment. The inaugural Barclays Africa Trade Index aims to provide an informative guide to openness and opportunity across the region.

The growth potential for the UK and other international producers across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is considerable. Total consumer spending in the economies across SSA reached around US$1trn (£630bn) in 2014 and is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 4-5% over the next 5-10 years.

The Barclays Africa Trade Index explores the significant opportunities for UK business.