(Togo First) – In Togo, revenue from exports of transport services (land, sea and air transport) increased by 6% in 2021 compared to 2020, rising from 104 billion FCFA to 111.1 billion FCFA.
Within WAEMU, the country is, along with Cote d’Ivoire, the main providers of revenue in this segment, according to the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) which published the Report on the Uemoa’s foreign trade in 2021. Revenues are dominated by land and maritime transport, in connection with port activities, the provision of services to shipowners, and the supply of landlocked countries of Uemoa.
“Indeed, the services provided to foreign shipowners and land transport constitute the main source of revenue for transport services of the member countries of the Union. »indicate BCEAO analysts in their report on exports within the Union, covering the period 2021.
The two countries have benefited somewhat from the reopening of borders, which has made trade more fluid within WAEMU, leading to a 3.6% increase in transport receipts.
“Transport receipts also increased by 3.6% to stand at 520.9 billion against 502.7 billion in 2020, due to the reopening of borders following the mitigation of the effects of the health crisis. »we note.
That said, the relative share of transport in total exports of services stood at 20.8% in 2021 against 23.1% in 2020, down 2.3%. Services mainly provided in the Union by Togo and Côte d’Ivoire.
Ayi Renaud Dossavi