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China-Africa trade enjoys 16.8 percent boost in Q1

By Jing Shuiyu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-05-12 07:13:19

China-Africa trade surged 16.8 percent year-on-year to $38.8 billion in the first quarter of the year, thanks to their deepening cooperation, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce.

It was the first quarterly rise since 2015, Sun Jiwen said at a news conference on Thursday, saying the latest favorable results might herald an era of high-level cooperation this year.

China's imports from the continent in the first three months amounted to $18.4 billion, up 46 percent from a year earlier. Among them, agricultural products grew by 18 percent, according to the ministry.

China-Africa trade enjoys 16.8 percent boost in Q1

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