Overview of East Africa

East Africa maintains its lead in regional growth estimates of 5.3% in 2016, down from 6.5% in 2015. North Africa recorded the second-best growth performance in 2016 at 3.0%, buoyed by recovery in Egypt of 4.3% and Algeria of 3.5%.

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In 2013, East Africa recorded 6% growth, about two percentage points higher than in 2012. It should record a growth rate around 6% in 2014.

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