Financial and Economic Data on All 54 African Nations.

Overview: In addition to our Economic Indicators and Global Economic Data, DIHDIH provides detailed African economic data provides definitive intelligence on all 54 African economies and their financial markets. Access over 15.5 million data records for more than 13,500 key economic and financial data indicators. Data is aggregated primarily from local sources into one platform and provided in a standardized format. The local sources are complemented with carefully selected indicators from a few international sources such as International Monetary Fund (IMF), African Development Bank (AfDB), etc.

Coverage: Our African economic data covers 15 industrial sectors across all 54 African nations.

History: We have data going as far back as 2000.

Updates: The frequency of updates varies by data product, including daily, monthly, quarterly and annual updates.

Delivery:  You can receive our African economic data in bulk files via download, S3 to S3, on-demand via API, or Microsoft Excel® Plug-In. You may also access our data via your web browser.

License Terms: We license our African economic data for either your internal use only or for display/redistribution to your clients. Unlike other data providers, DIH does not have purge clauses – so if you ever stop receiving data from us, you do not have to a ransom to keep the data you’ve already received and for which you’ve paid.

Pricing: Several inputs go into the pricing for our African economic data. For example, do you want data for all available countries or a subset? How much history do you want? Do you want updates going forward? Contact us to learn more.

Generate Better Research & Analytics.

DIH aggregates data about Africa primarily from local sources into one platform and provides it in a standardized format so you can quickly and easily gain insights about Africa’s economy.

You can gain an unparalleled overview of all 54 African countries and their economic condition so you make good political, financial, strategic, and investment decisions.

African Economic Data on all 54 African nations from local sources – DIH

What’s Included in Our African Economic Data.

Our is reported as published by the source and categorized into thirteen (13) main groups to enable quick and easy access to specific data points:

  • National Accounts
  • Government Finance
  • Money & Banking
  • Inflation, Prices & Wages
  • Balance of Payments & Trade
  • Total Debt: Domestic & External
  • Business & Industry
  • Resources & Energy
  • Employment, Income & Poverty
  • Politics, Government & Society
  • Population & Health
  • Education
  • Geography & Environment

You can customize and export reports based on country or topic of interest and easily compare sources. If you choose to use our web version, you can display data visually using sophisticated charting functionality.

We rely upon local sources (e.g. country-specific central banks, statistical bureaus, ministries of finance) and we add international and/or multilateral sources where no data is available from local sources.

We organize our African economic data into several categories:

  • Exchange Rates – monitor daily market exchange rates and retrieve historical daily rates dating back to 1st January 1999.
  • Interest Rates – monitor key interest rates issued by African countries and easily retrieve any of the rates based on country, rate type, frequency, and year.
  • Calendars – use the Events Calendar dataset to keep up-to-date with forthcoming Public Holidays (e.g. when banks, stock exchanges, and other financial institutions are closed for business. We also offer an Economic Calendar that provides you with expected and confirmed releases on local and international sources as well as release publish dates. 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.


Because we understand that the sheer amount of available data can sometimes be overwhelming, we have identified a vital set of African leading economic indicators to make it easier for you to analyze. These indicators are published on a weekly basis to always keep you updated on the most important current information.

Here is a list of our current African leading indicators (this is a subset of our complete African economic indicators data):

  • Real GDP (y-o-y)
  • Nominal GDP (USD)
  • Household consumption/GDP
  • Consumer Inflation (%)
  • Current Account Balance/GDP
  • Merchandise Trade Balance/GDP
  • Government budget/GDP
  • Government debt/GDP
  • Total debt/GDP
  • Total External Debt/ GDP
  • Unemployment rate (% of labor force)
  • Population/GDP
  • Business & Consumer Confidence
  • Retail Sales
  • Main Export Commodity (for each country)
  • Key Production Product (for each country)
  • Interest Rates

If you need more indicators, you can always dig into our complete African economic data with thousands of indicators, categorized into 13 main groups.

We release the data each Monday morning and it includes all the releases of the previous week. The Excel-format release will not only include the values for the current and previous period, but also the point difference, percentage changes, direction of travel, forecast (where available), and the source.

African Economic Data with over 15.5 million records and 13,500 economic and financial data indicators – DIH - FPO

Who Can Benefit from Our African Economic Data?

Our African economic data is an indispensable tool for policymakers, analysts, investment managers, academics, and journalists. All of these users appreciate how we have pulled together such a vast amount of economic and financial data for Africa into one easy-to-use data product.

How DIH Clients Use Our Data.

There are many ways you could use our African economic data, but here are just a few:

  • Policymakers to perform macroeconomic surveillance
  • Analysts to uncover trends
  • Fund managers to detect headwinds facing industries or firms while spotting valuable investment opportunities
  • Academics to perform research
  • Journalists to fact check statistics

No matter what the use case, having complete and accurate data is key.

Flexible Updates & Delivery.

The frequency of updates for our African economic data varies by specific data point, but data is updated daily, monthly, quarterly, and annually.

You may customize our data to best suit your needs. For example, specify the countries from which you’d like to receive data. Also, choose how much historical data you’d like, and whether you wish to subscribe for updates going forward.

We offer several ways to access our African economic data:

Bulk File Download – For most of our clients, downloading our data in bulk files is most convenient. We can deliver files via download, S3 to S3, on-demand via API, or Microsoft Excel® Plug-In.

API – Some use cases are better suited for on-demand delivery of data via an API.

Web Browser – Search our African economic data via your web browser.