Figuring it out: Africa supply chain week in numbers

$2 each –

Tomatoes are trading for $2 each at local markets in Kaduna, Nigeria. A moth called Tuta absoluta, has destroyed crops in Kaduna state, forcing the local government to declare a state of emergency.

More than 80% –

More than 80% of what is produced in Africa, is exported to the European Union (EU), China and the United States. In the EU, over 65% of Europe’s trade occurs within its own borders, and 50% in North America, according to Heymans Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa. Intra-African trade is the lowest of any continent, with high trading costs, 50% higher than in East Asia (e.g. China), according to the World Bank.

$572m –

South African supermarket chain Shoprite, plans to invest $572 million in Angola. Shoprite has more than 2,000 stores across 15 African countries.

30 years –

Dubai’s DP World signed an agreement to manage the Somaliland port of Berbera for 30 Years. DP World plans to invest $442 million in the port.

8 Of The 10 –

WHO (The World Heath Organisation) said that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous countries in the world for road deaths in 2013, were in Africa. Libya is the country with the highest rate of road traffic deaths – 73.4 deaths per 100,000 people every year. Malawi, Liberia, DRC, Tanzania, CAR, Rwanda and Mozambique, are all included in the highest rates of road deaths per 100,000 people every year.