East Africa’s intra-regional trade performance
There has been progress in terms of growing trade within the five East African countries. However, as a percentage of the region’s total trade with the world intra-regional trade remains small at approximately 11 per cent.
The value of intra-regional trade was valued at almost $5.0 billion in 2011, an increase of just under $1.0 billion from 4.1 billion in 2010. Exports within the region was 21 per cent of total exports in 2011 while the share of imports from the region has remained at 7 per cent of East Africa’s total imports between 2009 and 2011.