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Chinese slowdown hits African exports

Graham Watson

14th January 2016

This brief BBC piece highlights the extent to which Africa is dependent upon China but not vice versa: the Chinese slowdown has seen African exports to China fall by nearly 40%, equally Chinese investment in Africa has also fallen by that amount. This isn't reciprocated: in 2015, African demand for Chinese goods has risen by 3.6%. There are some useful links to other longer analysis pieces on the Chinese-African economic relationship.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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