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Trade Barometer: Africa’s most comprehensive trade index

Trade Barometer product detail

As Africa’s largest bank, committed to driving the continent’s growth, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to leverage our presence and expertise to inform and grow the continent’s trade ecosystem. With this in mind, we’ve created the Africa Trade Barometer –combining on-the-ground research with third-party data to deliver unparalleled insights and analyses, showcasing trends and opportunities in trade across 10 key African economies.

Some benefits

Comprehensive trade index

Trends and insights on opportunities for domestic, regional and global expansion of African trade

Analyses of trade activity

The report focuses on trade activities in 10 countries within sub-Saharan Africa

Qualitative and quantitative intelligence

Original data is sourced from over 2 400 firms of all sizes across 10 economies

Resource for market players

A rich resource for businesses, governments, NGOs and investors considering Africa
What you get

Launched in 2022, Standard Bank’s Africa Trade Barometer seeks to provide the analysis and insight to intelligently inform and grow Africa’s trade ecosystem.

Focus areas

The report focuses on Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia – and presents one of the most comprehensive views of actual trade, as experienced on-the-ground by real African businesses transacting within and between these 10 markets, as well as globally.

Data sources

Qualitative and quantitative intelligence is gathered from over 2 400 firms representing SMEs, large family businesses, corporates, and multinationals across all 10 economies. This insight is augmented with third-party sources, including the World Bank, the International Trade Centre and the central banks of the 10 study markets.

Report contents

The publication includes information on:

  • Comparative data on trade openness
  • Access to finance
  • Macroeconomic stability
  • Infrastructure
  • Foreign trade
  • Governance
  • Economy
  • Trade finance behaviour

The Africa Trade Barometer serves as evidence of our ambition to become Africa’s leading trade bank, by providing the market insight to drive client growth across the continent. 

How to get it

Click here to download Standard Bank's inaugural Trade Barometer report. 

  • What you get
  • How to get it

Launched in 2022, Standard Bank’s Africa Trade Barometer seeks to provide the analysis and insight to intelligently inform and grow Africa’s trade ecosystem.

Focus areas

The report focuses on Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia – and presents one of the most comprehensive views of actual trade, as experienced on-the-ground by real African businesses transacting within and between these 10 markets, as well as globally.

Data sources

Qualitative and quantitative intelligence is gathered from over 2 400 firms representing SMEs, large family businesses, corporates, and multinationals across all 10 economies. This insight is augmented with third-party sources, including the World Bank, the International Trade Centre and the central banks of the 10 study markets.

Report contents

The publication includes information on:

  • Comparative data on trade openness
  • Access to finance
  • Macroeconomic stability
  • Infrastructure
  • Foreign trade
  • Governance
  • Economy
  • Trade finance behaviour

The Africa Trade Barometer serves as evidence of our ambition to become Africa’s leading trade bank, by providing the market insight to drive client growth across the continent. 

Click here to download Standard Bank's inaugural Trade Barometer report.