World Bank sees sub-Saharan Africa GDP growth rising to 2.6 pct in 2017

Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:32pm GMT

NAIROBI, April 19 (Reuters) - Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is seen rising to 2.6 percent this year and further to 3.2 percent in 2018 and 3.5 percent a year later, the World Bank said in a report on Wednesday.

"The upturn in economic activity is expected to continue in 2018-19, reflecting improvements in commodity prices, a pickup in global growth, and more supportive domestic conditions," the bank said in its "Africa's Pulse" report.

Sub-Saharan African growth was an estimated 1.3 percent in 2016, the World Bank said. (Reporting by George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet)

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