Africa: Construction industry faces disruption stemming from China shutdown caused by COVID-19 outbreak

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1 April 2020

Africa: Construction industry faces disruption stemming from China shutdown caused by COVID-19 outbreak

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“Construction in Africa hampered by China-related Disruption”, 21 March 2020

The coronavirus has been slow to take root in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), but the number of cases is now beginning to grow and the construction industry is facing disruption stemming from the China shutdown…

… Although the direct impact from the coronavirus has been limited to date, many countries in Africa are exposed to the knock on effects from the construction shutdowns in China.

In recent years, China has emerged not only as SSA’s largest trading partner but as a large and fast-growing source of aid and the largest source of construction financing…

The coronavirus outbreak presents a downside risk for short-term growth in the region, particularly in Ghana, Angola, South Africa, and Nigeria, which are reliant on China’s demand for their commodities exports.

With mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, the effects are already being felt, while Africa’s access to industrial components and manufactured goods from the region has been hindered.

Construction companies have also suffered a lack of access to skilled personnel from affected regions, who have been unable to travel to project locations due to travel bans, quarantines and self-isolation, and this will delay the completion of projects…

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“非洲建筑业受到中国疫情的冲击”,2020年3月21日

新冠病毒在撒哈拉以南非洲传播较慢,但确诊病例现已开始攀升。受中国锁国的影响,非洲建筑业受到冲击……

……虽然新冠疫情的直接影响目前还较为有限,但非洲很多国家已经感受到了中国锁国对建筑业的影响。

近年来,中国不仅成为了撒哈拉以南非洲国家最大的贸易伙伴,也成为了该地区最大的援助和建筑投资来源国……

新冠疫情给该地区短期内的发展带来了下行风险,特别是对加纳、安哥拉、南非和尼日利亚这四个出口依赖中国的国家。

随着大规模生产和供应链因中国封闭港口而中断,后续影响已经显现,非洲无法从中国获取工业部件和制成品。

建筑公司因无法从受疫情影响的地区招聘技术人员而深受影响。技术人员因旅行禁令、隔离和自我隔离要求无法进入项目点,这无疑延缓了项目的进度……

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“非洲建築業受到中國疫情的衝擊”,2020年3月21日

新冠病毒在撒哈拉以南非洲傳播較慢,但確診病例現已開始攀升。受中國鎖國的影響,非洲建築業受到衝擊……

……雖然新冠疫情的直接影響目前還較為有限,但非洲很多國家已經感受到了中國鎖國對建築業的影響。

近年來,中國不僅成為了撒哈拉以南非洲國家最大的貿易夥伴,也成為了該地區最大的援助和建築投資來源國……

新冠疫情給該地區短期內的發展帶來了下行風險,特別是對加納、安哥拉、南非和尼日利亞這四個出口依賴中國的國家。

隨著大規模生產和供應鏈因中國封閉港口而中斷,後續影響已經顯現,非洲無法從中國獲取工業部件和製成品。

建築公司因無法從受疫情影響的地區招聘技術人員而深受影響。技術人員因旅行禁令、隔離和自我隔離要求無法進入項目點,這無疑延緩了項目的進度……

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