Infographic: China – Africa Investment Slowdown

Chinese investment into Africa has finally slowed down according to figures from This is Africa.

Inward investment from China fell by 84% in the first half of 2015, compared to the same period last year. However perhaps surprisingly Chinese investment in the African natural resource sector increased in 2015 despite the ongoing commodity slump. Last year the big winner was renewable energy, boosted by a large $2 billion investment in Morocco.

Of course it can be dangerous to read too much into FDI figures as they are not always reported accurately and can be skewed by large one off investments. The next 6 months should make it apparent whether this is a blip or part of a general trend of falling Chinese investment across the continent.


FDI China to Africa

FDI China to Africa sector

Read more about this at the excellent This is Africa.

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