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African Economic Outlook 2006

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This fact-filled reference book brings the reader the latest available economic information for most of the economies of Africa.  Drawing on the expertise of both the African Development Bank and the OECD, it opens with an overview that examines the international environment, macroeconomic performance, progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals, and governance and political issues.  This edition includes a special section on transport infrastructure issues.  The second part provides individual country reports for 30 countries.  Each country report provides an assessment of recent economic performance, projections for 2006 and 2007, an examination of structural issues, and a discussion of the political and social context.  The statistical annex presents 23 tables comparing economic and social variables across all the countries of Africa.

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Angola

OECD Development Centre

Angola is experiencing rapid economic growth. Stimulated by high international oil prices and rapidly increasing output from new oil fields, real GDP growth exceeded 11 per cent in 2004 and, with oil production set to surge still higher, growth is expected to increase further to about 15.5 per cent in 2005, 26 per cent in 2006 and 20 per cent in 2007. While offshore oil exploration and production create very few linkages to the rest of the economy, the sheer size of this sector – accounting for 50 per cent of GDP – provides opportunities for the construction industry and the incipient services sector, as well as recycling of oil revenue through the government...

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