The Africa trade varies from one country to another and is dominated by diverse natural resources that the continent enjoys in abundance. Other countries represent the higher side of the spectrum whereas other have the least trade volumes and can therefore be said to be a representation of extremes.
Most African economies remain largely agrarian, dependent on agriculture and other natural resources as the major source of foreign exchange and employment. However, many African countries are striving to diversify their income base creating numerous opportunities for trade and investment by interested foreign partners. Currently, major exports are agricultural commodities and minerals and import demand centers on manufactured products.
The African Trade Web Portal(ATWP) is a tool to aid trade activities among African Countries
through international information systems which will provide global knowledge on trade related issues and ways in which to facilitate free flow of goods dues to the readily provided information in this System to create an information-driven society.