The Graphic Truth: China's trade with Africa's largest economies
April 21, 2020
Over the past twenty years, much of Sub-Saharan Africa, recently home to many of the world's fastest growing economies, enjoyed a major urbanization and economic development boom that pulled millions out of poverty. During that time, China positioned itself as a critical external player, bolstering trade relations across the continent and investing in critical infrastructure. A decade ago, China surpassed the United States as the number one trade partner for African countries, and for many of them today, commercial ties with China are indispensable. Here's a look at China's total import and export volume with some of Africa's largest economies from 2000-2018.