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Table 1 Regional changes in economic liberalization, prices and cigarette affordability

From: Disentangling regional trade agreements, trade flows and tobacco affordability in sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Agreement [1]
Average KOF – Economic liberalization
1987 vs. 2012
[2]
International dollars at purchasing power Parity
2008
[3]
International dollars at purchasing power Parity
2010
[4]
International dollars at purchasing power Parity
2012
[5]
International dollars at purchasing power Parity
2014
[6]
Annual change in affordability
2006–2012*
(Δ% of GDP per cap)
COMESA 28.4–44.0 3.27 3.21 3.27 3.62 −0.96
SADC 44.9–57.7 4.02 4.57 4.60 4.99 −0.21
ECOWAS 34.7–47.8 1.92 1.87 1.84 2.16 −0.97
WAEMU 31.8–42.9 1.93 1.89 1.85 1.99 0.11
SACU 59.4–63.7 5.07 5.25 5.62 6.24 −0.27
EAC 19.2–39.0 2.06 2.52 2.31 2.65 −1.49