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And the answer is….

A. 11 percent is not correct.
Currently, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 11 percent of the global population of 6.7 billion people.
By 2050, the region’s share is expected to increase to 19 percent. In fact, sub-Saharan Africa is projected to account for over one-third of all world population growth by 2050.
While the region is currently experiencing economic growth averaging 5-6 percent, per capita income stands at only $840 (or $1,990, if adjusted for purchasing power). Almost half of all people in sub-Saharan Africa still live on less than $1 a day.
B. 18 percent is not correct.
Nigeria, with 132 million people, is Africa’s most populous country – and accounts for 18 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population. At $148 billion, the country also has the region’s second-largest economy.
Other relatively large economies in the region are Angola, Sudan and Kenya.
In total, sub-Saharan Africa’s economic output is $1.48 trillion – comparable to that of Russia, about one-eighth that of the United States and equal to 3 percent of world GDP.
C. 35 percent is correct.
One country – South Africa – generates 35 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s total economic output. The country, which has a GDP of about $521 billion (according to the World Bank), accounts for only about 6 percent of the region’s population.
However, even with South Africa’s relatively high income, its per capita GDP – at $11,000 – is only one-third that of major industrialized countries.
D. 62 percent is not correct.
The ten most populous sub-Saharan African countries (excluding South Africa) are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Together, they have 62 percent of the region’s population – nearly ten times South Africa’s share. And yet at $513 billion, their collective GDP is less than the output of South Africa, the region’s economic powerhouse.

Via :: The Boston Globe


What Percentage of sub-Saharan Africa’s Economy is Accounted for by South Africa?

This is Not Yet Eaten #3, but today’s going to be a little different; the statistic is in the form of a question. The answer and the source of the question will be revealed tomorrow. In the mean time, try to guess the answer!

The 47 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have a total of 743 million inhabitants, about as many as the European Union and the United States combined. However, the region accounts for only a small part of the world economy. What percentage of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is accounted for by one single country, South Africa?

A. 11 percent B. 18 percent C. 35 percent D. 62 percent

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Not Yet Eaten  #2

Shinzo Abe Timeline / Not Yet Eaten

Starting this week, every Sunday I will be featuring statistics and data from the media and other blogs. They are listed under ‘Not Yet Eaten’. If you know any you want featured, send me an email.

Via the New York Times:

Sept. 20, 2006

Shinzo Abe secures the Liberal Democratic Party’s presidency, assuring that he will become Japan’s first prime minister born after World War II.

Dec. 13, 2006

A government report concludes that two-thirds of the town meetings organized by the Japanese government since 2001 were Soviet-style performances with people paid to ask planted questions.

Dec. 15, 2006

Despite a motion of no confidence against Mr. Abe, the upper house of Parliament approves a law to upgrade the status of its Defense Agency.

Dec. 27, 2006

An aide close to Mr. Abe, Genichiro Sata, the administrative reform minister, resigns after admitting that his political group in Tokyo had cheated the government of at least $657,000.

March 1, 2007

Mr. Abe denies that Japan’s military had forced foreign women into sexual slavery during World War II, contradicting the Japanese government’s longtime official position.

June 4, 2007

Support for the prime minister drops to its lowest since he took office in September, hovering at 30 percent in a poll by the national daily Asahi Shimbun.

June 21, 2007

Mr. Abe delays the critical upper house election by a week, by extending Parliament’s session by 12 days, in what is seen as a desperate move to regain popular support.

July 3, 2007

Mr. Abe’s defense minister, Fumio Kyuma, resigns after making comments apparently justifying the United States’ use of atomic bombs against Japan during World War II.

July 29, 2007

Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party suffers a crushing defeat in the election for the upper house of Parliament, and the main opposition Democratic Party seizes control of the upper house by a landslide.

Aug. 27, 2007

Mr. Abe seeks to raise sinking approval ratings and ward off calls for his resignation by forming a new cabinet made up of political veterans to replace a scandal-prone group.

Sept. 3, 2007

Mr. Abe’s new agriculture minister is forced to resign over disclosures that he had misused farm subsidies. In addition, a high-level appointee to the Foreign Ministry is also forced to step down after admitting that her office had fabricated expense reports.

Sept. 12, 2007

Mr. Abe announces he will resign.