The Top Six Major Goods Imported to Africa

Africa is a continent filled with major opportunities and potential for business and trade, and according to Africa’s import and export statistics, here are the major products you can import to the African market. 1. Automobiles Due to the high level of economic growth and urbanisation, which has led to a rise in income levels, […]

Côte d’Ivoire: Prospects for U.S. Exporters

In 2018, Côte d’Ivoire boasted a strong 7.8 percent real GDP growth rate, following several years of consistent expansion. The country also experienced increased productivity, household consumption, and real income. In part, this progress stems from a young, burgeoning population, of which 59.5 percent are under the age of 25. Still, in its early development […]

Senegal – Prospects For U.S. Exporters

Senegal is one of the strongest economies in West Africa, with an annual GDP growth rate exceeding 6 percent over the last three years. Senegal imports approximately 70 percent of its food. Population growth, urbanization, and evolving diets have led to increased and diversified food imports. Although representing about 10 percent of the population, a […]

4 Ways AZA Finance Helps You Pay For Your Imports With Ease

4 ways AZA Finance helps you pay for your imports with ease

Whether you are a seasoned importer or a first-timer who is just starting off their imports business, having a reliable cross-border payments partner is key to the success of your business. Due to the complicated nature of international trade, what may seem like a simple payment can end up costing you the entire day (or […]

5 Things to Consider Before Setting Up your Import Business

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With the rise of digital technology and better shipping routes, global trading has become one of the most profitable industries globally. In 2018, Africa alone imported $273,346 million worth of goods and its exports were valued at $281,847 million. As a result, many young entrepreneurs are drawn to this line of business, particularly in frontier […]

10 West African Importation Trends To Watch For in 2021


The world of trade in West Africa and the entire continent as a whole has been through different transformations from the days of colonization to date when countries are thriving on their own merit with different policies, cultures and changing population preferences. As a progressive business, you are likely aware of all these, but are […]