The European Union and the African Union — A statistical portrait — 2016 edition
This ‘statistical portrait’ presents, in roughly 100 pages, a broad comparison between the situation of the European Union, including EFTA members and Candidate Countries, and the African Union and its member states. The publication is jointly produced by Eurostat and the Statistics Division of the African Union Commission. This is the sixth edition of this yearbook, which offers a broad comparative view of the European Union and the African Union, and their respective member countries, in figures. This statistical book presents a range of statistics on African and European countries. The first chapter gives an overview of demography, key economic indicators and external trade in Africa, Europe and some selected countries or world regions. 7 thematic chapters present balanced sets of key indicators: demography, health, education, national accounts, economy and finance, industry and services and external economic relations. Two tables are available for each indicator, one presenting data for the African countries and the other one for the European countries. The data presented in this publication cover the period up to 2015, or until the last year for which data are available. Data sources: The statistics shown in this publication for the African countries have been provided by the Statistics Division of the African Union Commission in July 2016. These data were produced by the National Statistical Institutes or National Central Banks of the African countries or by international organisations (United Nations, OECD, IMF, World Bank and ILO). The data sets from international organisations, used to compile comparable statistics on specific themes, are confirmed by countries, so that any variations resulting, for instance, from methodological differences, are reconciled in the final tables and figures. EU-28 data presented in this publication have been processed and calculated by Eurostat on the basis of information provided by the National Statistical Institutes of the 28 Member States of the European Union. The information was extracted from Eurostat reference database (Eurobase) in October 2016.