Chinese labor force in Africa 2009-2020

Number of Chinese workers in Africa from 2009 to 2020

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Release date



Africa, China

Survey time period

2009 to 2020

Special properties

workers in both contracted projects and labor services

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

The source notes the following:
"Includes Chinese workers sent to work on Chinese companies’ construction contracts in Africa ("workers on contracted projects") and Chinese workers hired for other labor services, such as working in factories ("workers doing labor services"). They are reported by Chinese contractors and do not include informal migrants such as traders and shopkeepers".

The source excluded data for Burkina Faso Fmr. Sudan, Libya, Sao Tome & Principe, Somalia, and Eswatini.

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