5 Goods That African Merchants Can Export To China
We came up with a list of our top 5 goods that African Merchants can export to China. This list is not a list of China's biggest imports because that would mean including the likes of crude oil and iron ore which aren't easily accessible for export to the average African merchant.
So here are 5 goods that African merchants can export to China:
China is the world's largest soybean importer and in 2017, soybeans were the United States's single biggest agricultural export to China. So, beyond the Flutterwave-Alipay integration, increased tariffs on soybean from the U.S (like we wrote about here) will make soybean expensive in China, hence China will be looking for new suppliers.
2. Edible Vegetable Oil
2018 edible vegetable oil imports to China was worth around $4.5 billion. The market is undeniably huge and African merchants stand a chance to be part of this market. Speaking to the export promotion council or a similar agency of your country can give you pointers on how to take advantage.
3. Cereals and Cereal Flour
At over 5.5 billion U.S dollars for 2018, the cereals import demand in China presents a huge opportunity for African merchants. Again, the export promotion council or a similar agency of your country can give you pointers on how to take advantage.
4. Paper pulp
2018 paper pulp imports to China was worth over $18 billion. That's more than Ghana's 2018 budget. It is huge! Please, do fell trees responsibly and sustainably if you plan to get into this.
China is the world's leading cassava importer with the import for this agricultural product clocking in at over 1 billion dollars yearly. Already, Nigeria is the leading producer of cassava so you can see where we’re going with this.
There you have it, our list of 5 goods that African merchants can export to China right now thanks to the new Flutterwave and Alipay integration that lets African merchants easily receive
payments from Chinese customers.