English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Have transport costs contributed to the relative decline of sub-Saharan African exports? Some preliminary empirical evidence Amjadi, Azita; Yeats, Alexander J.

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  • Have transport costs contributed to the relative decline of sub-Saharan African exports? Some preliminary empirical evidence
Author
  • Amjadi, Azita
  • Yeats, Alexander J.
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • From the mid-1950s to 1990, sub-Saharan Africa's share of global exports fell from 3.1 to under 1.2 percent, a decline that implies associated export earning losses of about $65 billion annually. Previous studies show that foreign trade barriers do not account for this poor performance. Indeed, African exports enjoy OECD tariff preferences. In the sub-Saharan African countries, too high a proportion of foreign exchange earnings is paying for Africa's high export transport costs. The authors demonstrate that relatively high transportation costs - especially for processed products - often place African exporters at a serious competitive disadvantage. African countries must use a far larger share of their foreign exchange earnings to pay for international transport services than other developing countries do - and the relative importance of those payments has been increasing. Why are Africa's transport costs so high? Ill-advised policies on the part of some African governments seem to have played a role, as their cargo reservation policies produced high"rents"for lines that have been shielded from the effects of competition. The failure to maintain or improve port and transport infrastructure has also played a role.
  • Rural Roads&​Transport,Economic Theory&​Research,Transport and Trade Logistics,Common Carriers Industry,Environmental Economics&​Policies,Transport and Trade Logistics,Common Carriers Industry,TF054105-DONOR FUNDED OPERATION ADMINISTRATION FEE INCOME AND EXPENSE ACCOUNT,Environmental Economics&​Policies,Economic Theory&​Research
  • RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:1559
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