The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: XinhuaThe coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: Xinhua
The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China-Africa trade down 14 per cent in first quarter to US$41 billion

  • Closure of factories and ports as part of efforts to battle Covid-19 sees China’s imports fall 17.5 per cent in January-March period, while exports drop by 10.5 per cent, customs agency says
  • Slump comes as no surprise and figures should improve once China’s industrial sector gets back on its feet, ‘probably in the second half of the year’, analyst says

Topic |   Coronavirus Africa
The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: XinhuaThe coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: Xinhua
The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on trade between China and Africa. Photo: Xinhua
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