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Chart of the Day: Why Are China’s Exports to Central Asia Growing So Rapidly?

Chart via the Lowy Institute

China’s trade with its Central Asian neighbors is booming. While countries like Kazakhstan export a lot of oil to China, Chinese exports to the region have jumped significantly. 

China’s exports to Central Asia stand at $16.6 billion this year, up 62% from last year and 140% higher than in 2021. 

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