Christian Darko

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  • Blog post

    The Chinese are here: An analysis of import penetration and firm performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Imports from China are an opportunity for firms in Sub-Saharan Africa to boost productivity and can serve as a stimulus for skill upgrading and development. In the early 1990s, most of the imports into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) originated mainly from Western economies such as the US, UK, France, and Germany. 25 years later, the share of imports from the UK had decreased to...

    22 Nov 2019 | Christian Darko , Giovanni Occhiali , Enrico Vanino

  • Blog post

    The Chinese are here: An analysis of import penetration and firm performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

    In the early 1990s, most of the imports into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) originated mainly from Western economies such as the US, UK, France, and Germany. 25 years later, the share of imports from the UK had decreased to 2.3% in 2015 from 13.9% in 1990, while that of the US to 4.6% in 2015 from 13% in 1992. On the other hand, China’s share of total imports in SSA rose to...

    3 Apr 2019 | Christian Darko , Giovanni Occhiali , Enrico Vanino