Coverage: We offer detailed financial and economic data on all 54 countries in Africa. Information is aggregated primarily from local sources into seven (7) data sets, all accessible from one browser-based platform, ftp download, API or Microsoft Excel® plug-in.
DATA HUB — The Data Hub enables you to query each of the seven (7) available data sets, produce time series analysis, extract customized reports, and easily combine the data sets. The Data Hub includes:
Economic Data — Access +26.5 million data records for +50,000 key economic and financial data indicators, many with multiple sources.
Exchange Rates — Monitor daily market exchange rates and retrieve historical daily rates dating back to January 1999.
Interest Rates — Monitor daily interest rates issued by African countries and easily retrieve any of the 62 interest rates based on country, rate type, frequency and year.
Fixed Income — Get direct access to static data outlining key terms and conditions, including interest and maturity details, for African debt securities. Easily retrieve specific securities or a list of securities based on criteria such as issuer, country of incorporation, coupon rate, maturity date, and security type. Once a debt security has been priced, easily access the full closing pricing history... in just one click.
Closing Prices — Get direct access to both official equity and bond pricing data for all securities traded in any of the 26 African securities exchanges covered. In addition, access adjusted pricing data from 18 African stock exchanges. For most exchanges, pricing history is available back to January 2007. Use the charting feature to get a clear overview of closing pricing history for a specific security and for any selected time frame.
Stock Indices — Access and view the current and historical values of all 199 exchange-listed indices from every African stock exchange. For some Indices, pricing history is available back to January 2007.
Calendars — Search calendars by country or date range. Add events you are interested in to a watch list. Receive email alerts when the status of an event changes. The Events Calendar tracks:
Public Holidays — Indicates when banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions are closed for business.
Economic Calendar — Provides the customer with expected and confirmed releases on local and international sources.
Bond Auctions — Lists future auctions dates for all government debt securities along with announcements and results data.
COUNTRY PROFILE — The Country Profile package provides direct access to the latest economic data for each of the 54 African countries. From conventional indicators such as GDP Growth, Domestic and External Debt to country specific ones, Country Profile provides you with straightforward access to + 3,000 key economic data indicators for your country of interest.
We have selected what we believe are the most pertinent indicators, coming from the most reliable sources, for each of the following 13 categories:
Money and Banking
Inflation, Prices and Wages
Balance of Payments and Trade
Total Debt: Domestic and External
Politics, Government & Society
Business & Industry
Resources & Energy
Employment, Income & Poverty
Population & Health
Geography & Environment
The selection is the same for every country and has a major emphasis on local sources with data going back to 2000. Depending on the source, data availability may vary. We offer Monthly, Quarterly and Annual updates.
Finally, this package gives also access to the Calendar, Exchange and Interest rates data sets.
SECTOR FOCUS — The Sector Focus package gives you access to economic and financial indicators for your sector of interest. We currently cover 15 sectors:
Agriculture, Fishing & Farming
Automotive & Transportation
Employment, Income & Poverty
Environment & Infrastructure
Governance, Politics and Violence
Health & Pharmaceuticals
Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale
Real Estate, Building & Construction
Travel & Tourism
For each sector we have selected the most relevant indicators. The number of indicators varies from one sector to another and from country to country. We focus on local sources and complement the data with carefully selected international ones to provide the highest data quality.
History: Varies by data product.
Updates: Varies by data product, including daily, monthly, quarterly and annual updates.
Delivery: Bulk files are delivered as delimited text files via download, API or Excel® Plug-in. You may also access our African Economic Data via your web browser.