The United States and China in Africa: What does the data say?

Image: Flickr, Asian Development Bank
Image: Flickr, Asian Development Bank

With Chinese engagement increasing in Africa, observers have asked how US engagement is similar or different.

How do oil exports influence Chinese and US trade relations with Africa? Why do Chinese and US firms favor investment in different African industries? What are the main sectors to which China and the United States provide loans in Africa? This policy brief analyzes CARI’s data on Chinese and US trade, FDI, and loans to Africa over the past 15 years to answer such questions.

1 Jan 2017