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African and Asian trade routes flourish from growth on both sides

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa trades more with Asia than with any other region, and economic ties between the two continents will become even closer over the coming years according to a new report, Asian Investment In Africa: The Next Phase from Business Monitor International.

The firm writes that while Asian demand for African resources is a key driver of increasing trade, so are booming African imports of capital goods and consumer products. "Although we expect economic growth to slow in Asia, particularly in China, we believe that Africa's rapid growth trajectory will be maintained. The continent's recent growth has not merely been the result of a Chinese-driven commodity boom, but rather represents a structural improvement in Africa's economic fundamentals."

The report draws on the experience of country risk and industry analysts from eight different sectors - agribusiness, automotives, food and drink, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, power, and telecommunications - arriving at an in-depth view of how trade between the two continents is affecting a variety of industries. Beyond the economically crucial relationship between China and Africa, the report also looks at Indian, Japanese, and South East Asian investment into the continent.

Key topics covered in the report include:

  • How Africa-Asia trade is moving beyond commodities, as economic links diversify
  • The effect of Chinese investment, trade, and migration on African growth
  • How India, Japan, and ASEAN states are building closer economic ties with Africa
  •  The relative importance of Asian investment in different African economies
  • The transformative effect of Asian investment on the African manufacturing sector
  • The effect of a China slowdown on African economies

On November 6th, Opalesque reported on Novare Investments' survey of African funds. You can read that piece here

 
This article was published in Opalesque's Asia Pacific Intelligence our monthly research update on alternative investments in the Asia-Pacific region.
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