The African continent accounts for around 6% of global sugar output, half of which is concentrated in COMESA countries – a figure that is set to expand to 8% by 2029. While local production takes place on a relatively small scale, countries in the region are among the world's largest net exporters.
What is driving Growth in Emerging Markets?
Andrew Jeffreys, CEO, Oxford Business Group
Andrew Jeffreys, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Business Group, has identified three main drivers of growth in emerging markets: trade, diversification and human capital. As the list of new economic zones and regional blocs continues to expand, and worldwide trade increases with it, economies are focusing anew on diversifying their sources of income and are channelling resources into the non-oil sector. Sectors such as tourism, finance, health care and construction are seeing massive growth. Education, too, is another growth story, as a highly qualified labour force skilled in vocational and technical training will be necessary to keep up the pace. In this video, Andrew Jeffreys discusses each component of growth in detail.