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Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 18 August
[OSC Transcribed Text] [Report by Brian Benza: "Africa-China Trade Plunges 30 Per cent"]
As the global economic recession took its toll, trade volumes between China and Africa weakened by 30.5 per cent in the first half of the year.
Speaking to African journalists here this week, the Commercial Counsellor in the Western Asia and African Affairs department in China's Ministry of Commerce, Xie Yajing, said lower resource prices and declining demand from China had seen trade volumes flag to $37.07 billion in the first six months of 2009 from $48 billion in the first half of 2008.
"Since 2000, …