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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Generating the Wealth of Nations 32: Three Charts on Africa

The first of these shows real GDP per capita in the Mediterranean nations of Africa.  As these things go, these 5 nations are among the highest-income nations in Africa.  Libya has the lest-normal pattern, with a huge oil boom, followed by decline.  

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Two nations in Africa have grown at average annual rates of about 5% per year or faster.  I have no idea what happened in Equitorial Guinea beginning about 1995, but the 15 years since then have been spectacular.

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Then, four nations that have grown fairly steadily, all at about 3% per  year.

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