REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA: DYNAMICS OF INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE 1990-2015

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The paper studies the changing role of regional communities in the formation of trade flows of intra-regional trade of Africa in the last 25 years. It’s revealed that the growth of intra-regional trade turnover of the majority of regional integration groupings reduction of the share in world’s trade and the growth of intra-regional trade turnover. Commodity structure of integration groupings in intra-regional trade is more diversified, than in international trade.


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V Diabate

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.
Email: diabtranch@yahoo.fr
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Diabate V. Postgraduate student of the Department of Regional Economics and Geography of the Economics Faculty of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

V N Kholina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: kholina_vn@pfur.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Kholina V.N. Cand. Geo. Sci., Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Regional Economics and Geography, Faculty of Economics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

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