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Africa-BRICS Cooperation, Foreign Trade



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Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Cooperation


  1. Introduction to the Africa-BRICS (China, Brazil, India, and South Africa) Cooperation
  2. Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade
  3. Opportunities and Challenges of the Africa-BRICS Cooperation
  4. Foreign Direct Investment between Africa and the BRICS Countries
  5. Aid and Development Assistance
  6. Major trends in the Africa-BRICS Cooperation
  7. Implications for growth, employment, and structural transformation


The objectives of the subject “Africa-BRICS Cooperation” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims and functions of the Africa-BRICS Cooperation
  2. To analyze Foreign Trade and investment flows between Africa and the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
  3. To assess the Africa-BRICS Cooperation trends

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)


We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)


Sample - Africa-BRICS Cooperation:
Africa-BRICS Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa. Trade Relations

Given the importance of the increasing role of the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) in the global economy (40% of the world's population, the economies of China and India surpasses the U.S. economy, 20% of the global FDI flows), the Africa-BRICS Cooperation is every day more remarkable, with strong implications for the African structural transformation (economic growth, employment, governance, aid...).

The Africa-BRICS Partnership is the fundamental pillar of the South-South Cooperation.

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade:

  1. Top trade products: primary commodities
  2. Top sectors: mining, agriculture, manufacture
  3. China is the top export market of Africa (50% of total African exports)
  4. Top African export products to China: Fuels and natural resources
  5. India represents 25% of total African export products, Brazil (13%), South Africa (11%) and Russia (1%)
  6. Top exports products from the BRICS Countries to Africa: manufactured goods (mainly China) and food products (mainly Brazil)
  7. China is the first investor (FDI) in Africa

In 2013, Patrice Motsepe was the Chairperson of the BRICS Business Council.

Asia-Africa Bilateral trade relations:

  1. China-Africa Cooperation
  2. Africa-India Cooperation
  3. Asia-Africa Corridor

EENI African Business Portal.



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