The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

China's structural demand and commodity super cycle: implications for Africa

Farooki, Masuma (2010). China's structural demand and commodity super cycle: implications for Africa. In: Dent, Christopher M. ed. China and Africa Development Relations. Routledge Contemporary China Series. Abingdon, UK and New York, NY, U.S.A.: Routledge, pp. 121–142.

Full text available as:
Full text not publicly available
Due to copyright restrictions, this file is not available for public download
Click here to request a copy from the OU Author.
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/China-Africa-Develo...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

The 2003-08 commodity price boom, also termed as a super cycle, was driven mainly by China's demand for commodities to fuel its domestic infrastructure and manufacturing growth. This chapter examines the 2003-08 period, contrasted with the previous two commodity booms in 1951-53 and 1973-75 in order to learn if the latest boom was unique in any manner. We then look at the nature of China's structural demand and its future needs. Finally we highlight the implications of the commodity price fall for African countries, in relation to Chinese demand in the near future.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISBN: 0-415-56933-8, 978-0-415-56933-0
Keywords: China; commodities; Africa;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Related URLs:
Item ID: 19595
Depositing User: Masuma Farooki
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 20:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19595
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk