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Q: Which Chinese goods could sell well in Africa?

I have a friend who wish to visit China to look at products he could sell to the African market.

8 years 3 days ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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from what I read , chinese hookers

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You are asking the wrong people.  You need to see what sells well in africa, then try to find it in China at a cheaper price.

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Absolutely nothing where you have to work with. cheeky

Guns, knifes etc... will sell good. Oh... Condoms would be a good article too.wink

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Fritze,

Im South African and can tell you that your friend is trying to tap into a very competitive market.

Guangzhou now has an African poplulation of about 200'000 known as ''Little Africa'' (Xiao Bei)  trying to do the exact same thing.

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4cd227460100g6xc.html

http://china.findlaw.cn/lawyers/article/d44362.html

But anyways, good luck to him

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You guys are making all Africans sound like a bunch of thugs and losers. Talk about heavy generalization...
Fritze, Africa has 54 countries, your friend should probably be more specific. You make it sound as if it's one country. Every country has it's own people with their own culture, styles, likes or dislikes. Just like Europe. 
If your friend really wants to sell stuff in the continent of Africa, then he should do some heavy market reseach from there, not here in China. 
And this Answers section is not the place to do market research considering most of the members of this site are not African and or know little about it. 
But if you must know, electronics and textiles are the biggest China-Africa trade items. 

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You have some Chinese companies in South Africa doing business there (construction, mining, import/export etc) which adds even more competition.

I would guess cell phones would be a good mover. They are all unlocked over here and pretty cheap.

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ummmm.............................uh, rice?!

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watermelon and chicken

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Machetes.

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any chinese goods sells in Africa

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Any kind of food, i heard in some parts of Africa, they start riots for a snickers bar!

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watermelon and bannans

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auto spare parts

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guns... i hear they go down pretty well in most parts of africa

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It is jennie here,according to me product sourcing and quality control experience at shenzhen,China.
i suggest you sell some low market goods will be good to Africa market,goods sold must be suitable local situation at Africa.for example,downy clothes obvious not meet Africa market because there very hot.who will buy this warm clothes wearing?before jump up ,do market research...
 

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