Opportunities and Challenges Faced by the Trade Cooperation of China and Africa

Xiaobin TANG, Shan MA, Li DONG

Abstract


This paper is based on the new normal background that the early days macroeconomic stimulation lead to the waste of manufacturability and hasted to find a new trade market, So we use the RCA Index proposed by Balassa in 1965 to compute the RCA Index and RMA Index of the mainly ten products of the export and import trade between China and Africa, Then specifies the competitive industries and the disadvantage industries in two countries, furthermore affirms the high growth potential trading products among the China and Africa. At the end of the paper, several opportunities and challenges are proposed according to the empirical results.


Keywords


Africa trade market; RCA index; RMA index; Opportunities and challenges

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