A China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, which the authorities plan to make a major hub for trade with the continent. Photo: Xinhua
A China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, which the authorities plan to make a major hub for trade with the continent. Photo: Xinhua

China’s trade with Africa gets boost from rising commodity prices despite impact of Covid controls

  • The increase was fastest in the early part of the year before the Shanghai lockdown and supply chain disruptions hit
  • Analysts say the rise in the price of oil and other commodities helped African countries, but warn the rest of the year may see slower growth

A China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, which the authorities plan to make a major hub for trade with the continent. Photo: Xinhua
A China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, which the authorities plan to make a major hub for trade with the continent. Photo: Xinhua
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