Africa’s share of China’s oil imports has been steadily declining over the past 15 years but the continent nonetheless remains Beijing’s second-largest source of crude after the Persian Gulf.
In 2008, according to George Washington University China-Africa scholar David Shinn, China imported close to 30% of its oil from Angola, the Republic of Congo and Sudan. Today, that figure is down to just 18%.
Interestingly, this chart does not include the U.S. which is fast becoming one of China’s largest suppliers of both oil and liquified natural gas.
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