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INDIA
INDIA
Africa
AFRICA
INDIA : India’s Trade with the African Region notched US$ 38.96 Billion in the year 2009-10 (DGCI&S provisional figures) constituting 8.37% share in India’s total trade. Trade with the region has grown at a CAGR of 18.10% from US$ 4.48 Billion in 1996-97.
AFRICA : 54 Countries, 1 billion people, US$ 1.01 Billion of trade. Imports worth US$ 468 billion include Mineral Fuels, Oils, Machinery, Vehicles including Boats, Ships, Aircrafts, Electronics & Electricals, Iron & Steel & Articles thereof, Cereals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

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Namibia
Namibia
Country's Overview
 
 
 
 

 

geography

GEOGRAPHY

Namibia is located Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angolaand South Africa. Area of 0.824 Mn sq Km and a coastline of 1572 Km. The capital city is Windhoek other prominent cities are Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Luderitz, Gobabis, Keetmanshoop and Tsumeb

Climate:desert, hot, dry, rainfall sparse and erratic.

Political Structure: Republic

The President is the head of state and head of the government .The previous election was in 2005 when SWAPO political party came into power.

Source: Wikipedia

 

   
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POPULATION

 

2.1 Mn

Ethnic group:black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%

Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

Language: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)

 

   
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GDP (PPP)

$ 13.49 Billion (est.2008)

Real growth rate is 2.9%.The CAGR of GDP for 3 years (2006 – 2008) is 4.21%.The GDP growth rates for year 2006 and 2007 are 5.5% and 7.1% respectively.

Source: CIA, Wikipedia

 

 

   
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TRADE(EXPORT & IMPORT)

Values in USD Billion

Namibia

Year 2004

Year 2005

Year 2006

Year 2007

Year 2008

Growth 2007 -08

CAGR over 5 yrs

Imports

2.416

2.515

2.79

4.025

4.68

16.27

17.97

Exports

2.44

2.5

3.375

4.04

4.729

17.05

17.99

Total Trade

4.85

5.01

6.165

8.065

9.409

16.66

17.98

Total Trade as a % of GDP

-

-

50.53

62.67

71.01

13.32

18.54(over 3 yrs)

Source: UN Database

 

Major ports Luderitz and Walvis Bay.

   
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SECTOR BREAKUP

 

Agriculture is 9.6% Industry is 34.2% and Services is 56.2%.

   
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ECONOMY SNAPSHOTS

 

 

Public Debt as a % of GDP is

22.74% Inflation 10.3%

Investment as a part of GDP is

23.4%

Source: World Bank report, CIA and Wikipedia