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Almost 2/3 of Africa’s Exports to China Last Year Came From Just Three Countries

The highly distorted nature of China-Africa trade in 2021 was the subject of a series of compelling charts and infographics published on Tuesday by the online financial news site Quartz.

African exports, in particular, stood out. Only three countries led by South Africa accounted for 62% of all goods sold to China. It’s important to note, however, that while this information emanates from the Chinese customs authorities, it’s nonetheless a bit misleading.

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