ECA Databank


The ECA statistical database (StatBase) is an internet based platform for compilation and dissemination of data on various socio-economic indicators on African countries.  It holds data on a wide range of indicators covering various areas such as Population, Education, Health, National Accounts, Agriculture, Mining, Energy, Environment,   Tourism, Trade as well as Millennium Development Goals indicators.

The platform provides data access features like search, browse by countries or thematic areas and provides predefined data sets on selected topics.  Available data may be downloaded to excel, comma separated value (CSV), Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats.

In line with the new strategic directions of ECA, the database will be revamped and replaced by a databank designed to better support rigorous and evidence based policy research and advocacy in all ECA’s areas of work.


Questions and Answers

  1. What was the total value of African merchandise exports in 2013?


    Answer: 601,553 Million US Dollars


  2. What was the total value of African merchandise imports in 2013?


    Answer: 628,654 Million US Dollars


  3. What was the percentage share of African merchandise exports in the total world exports in 2013?


    Answer: 3.19%


  4. What was the percentage share of African merchandise imports in the total world imports in 2013?


    Answer: 3.35%


  5. What are the African countries with a higher GDP per capita in 2013?

    Answer: In US $: Equatorial Guinea (23,778), Seychelles (15,496), Libya (13,263), Gabon (11,452), Mauritius (10,577) and Botswana (7,058).


  6. What are the three African countries whose debt burden is the highest compared to GDP in 2013?


    Answer: Mauritania (101.9%), Cape Verde (91.8%) and Zimbabwe (87.5%)