Sub-Saharan economy to grow by 3.4% in 2018

2 November 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic slowdown is easing but growth is expected to remain low into 2019, the IMF has said.

In its latest regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa, the IMF said it expected regional growth to reach 2.7% in 2017 and 3.4% in 2018, but it is not expected to grow further in 2019 due in large part to policy uncertainty in Nigeria and South Africa.

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