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Africa’s Rising Exposure to China :, How Large Are Spillovers Through Trade?, Paulo Drummond, Estelle Liu

The rapid growth in China’s domestic investment in recent decades has generated a large appetite for global goods, including from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper estimates the impact of changes in China’s investment growth on SSA’s exports. Although rising trading links with China have allowed African countries to diversify their export base across countries, away from advanced economies, they have also led SSA countries to become more susceptible to spillovers from China. Based on panel data analysis, a 1 percentage point increase (decline) in China’s domestic investment growth is associated with an average 0.6 percentage point increase (decline) in SSA countries’ export growth. This impact is larger for resource-rich countries, especially oil exporters. These effects could be mitigated, however, to the extent that countries can reorient their exports
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Rising Exposure of Africa to China: Stylized Facts; Figures; 1. Sub-Saharan Africa's Increasing Trade with China, 2003-2012; 2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade by Partners 1990-2011; 3. China's Imports by Region; 4. Sub-Saharan Africa: Imports by Partner; 5. Sub-Saharan Africa: Exports to China by Product Composition; III. Economic Impact Through Trade: An Overview; 6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Imports by Product Composition; 7. SSA Exports to China as percent of GDP, 2001 and 2011; 8. SSA Exports to China as percent of Total Exports, 2001 and 2011
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