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Vol 6 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2013


The numbers game

The government's White Paper on Africa reported that trade rose to a new record of US$198.5 bn. in 2012, but the report lacks the detail other governments provide

China’s trade and investment in Africa continues to rise rapidly since it became the continent’s largest trading partner in 2009, new Chinese government statistics show. On 29 August, the Information Office of the State Council published its annual White Paper on China-Africa relations entitled ‘China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation’, which offers rare but limited insight into the official figures behind China-Africa trade.

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