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Overview of Central Africa
The Central Africa region recorded real GDP growth of 0.8 percent in 2016, lower than the previous year. Growth in Equatorial Guinea improved but remained negative. Several commodity exporters suffered from adverse terms of trade in 2016. Others (such as Cameroon) proved rather resilient, and the Central African Republic and São Tomé and Príncipe improved their economic performance.
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In 2013, Central Africa recorded some 4% growth (against 6% in 2012). The growth rate should be around 6% in 2014 and 2015.