The aim of the “Made in Africa” data portal is to disseminate detailed data on foreign trade flows among African countries and with the rest of the world. The portal provides information on over 1,000 exports and imports of commodities that are traded within Africa and between African countries and the rest of the world. The portal includes interactive maps and dashboards with ready-made tables and charts that can be exported in various formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
By providing such detailed trade information, African policy makers, enterprises and investors (domestic and foreign) can make more informed decisions about opportunities available for investment in various African countries and trade with neighboring countries, other African countries and with the rest of the world.
Information in the “Made in Africa” application is also intended to inform the Bank’s High Fives priority areas of focus, especially with regard to “Industrializing Africa” and “Integrating Africa”.