China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE

China-Africa trade falls 10 per cent on pandemic, commodities slump

  • Chinese customs data shows exports to the continent edged up 0.6 per cent in first 11 months, but imports from Africa plunged 23 per cent
  • Analysts say it was driven down by China’s reduced buying of raw materials and lower prices of key commodities such as oil and copper

Topic |   China-Africa relations
China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s exports to Africa rose 0.6 per cent from January to November, but imports from the continent shrank by 23.6 per cent. Photo: EPA-EFE
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