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Washington. - Das US-Handelsministerium hat auf seiner Website auf einen Bericht der International Trade Administration (ITA) verwiesen. Demzufolge wächst das Handelsvolumen der USA mit den Ländern Afrikas südlich der Sahara kräftig an. ITA nennt Subsahara-Afrika "eine der am schnellsten wachsenden Regionen der Welt".

Der ITA-Report on U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment erschien im Rahmen der Kampagne "Doing Business in Africa (DBIA)", mit der die US-Regierung und die Privatwirtschaft den Handel mit Afrika fördern wollen. Das Handelsministerium der USA fasst die Ergebnisse des Berichts folgendermaßen zusammen:

  • "1. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Average GDP growth has surpassed 5.2 percent three straight years. The International Monetary Fund estimates that this will increase in both 2014 and 2015.
  • 2. U.S. exports to SSA are at record levels. Merchandise exports reached $24 billion in 2013, an increase of $8.8 billion from 2009. The past decade saw the largest increase in value of U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa in history; U.S. goods exports have increased by 130 percent since 2000, or an average of 6.7 percent annually.
  • 3. Small and medium-sized businesses are finding success in SSA. More than 92 percent of businesses exporting to Africa are considered small and medium-sized enterprises—those with fewer than 500 employees. They accounted for a 53 percent increase in the value of exports to the region from 2009-2012.
  • 4. Most export growth originates from Texas, Louisiana, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Georgia. In total, these states accounted for 60 percent of total exports and more than 70 percent of growth in exports to SSA in 2013. Mineral fuel and oil drilling, automotive parts and supplies, precious metals, and boilers and machinery parts are the top export sectors to SSA common among these states.
  • 5. Total U.S. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa has grown by 37.5 percent since 2009. While world foreign direct investment position in 2012 was 27 percent greater than in 2009, U.S. FDI position grew by 40 percent during that period"


Quelle: http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2014/08/13/5-takeaways-about-doing-business-africa


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