Data: Chinese Contracts in Africa
Chinese Contracts in africa
1. CARI Data Overview
- In 2016, the gross annual revenues of Chinese companies' engineering and construction projects in Africa totaled US$50 billion, a slight decrease from 2015.
- The top 5 countries are Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Angola, and Nigeria. These top 5 countries account for 49% of all Chinese companies’ 2016 construction project gross annual revenues in Africa; Algeria alone accounts for nearly 17%.
- Except for a slowdown in 2011, this is the first year that gross annual revenues of Chinese companies' construction projects have declined since 2000.
2. Data Sources
2.1 Official Sources
This data is collected from various years of the China Statistical Yearbooks, the official website of the National Bureau of Statistics, the China Annual Bulletin of Statistics of Contracted Projects, Labor Cooperation with Foreign Countries, and the Almanac of China’s Foreign Economic Relations and Trade. All sources have matching figures, the difference being the range of years covered.