African exporters eye upcoming Chinese import expo to expand business

As the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) is less than a month away in Shanghai, expectations are high that the event will continue to stimulate Africa's exports growth.

Kenyan companies, which participated in the event last year, have been quite an example as to how the Chinese consumption market is helping Kenyan exporters expand their business, and why they want to continue utilizing the Chinese market to gain more export earnings.

Citing data by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the East African nation's Business Daily reported earlier this month that China bought Kenyan goods worth a record 7.48 billion shillings (74 million U.S. dollars) in the first six months of the year, up 74 percent year on year, driven by farm produce exports.

Coffee, specialty tea, cut flowers and avocados are some of the farm produce which continue to gain market access to China, it reported.

Read more at Xinhua


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