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Data: Chinese Contracts in Africa

Chinese Contracts in africa

1. CARI Data Overview

  • In 2017, the gross annual revenues of Chinese companies' engineering and construction projects in Africa totaled US$51.19 billion, a 0.5% decrease from 2016.

  • The top 5 countries are Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria. These top 5 countries account for 53% of all Chinese companies’ 2017 construction project gross annual revenues in Africa; Algeria alone accounts for 15%.

  • This is the second consecutive year that gross annual revenues of Chinese companies' construction projects in Africa have declined.

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.