The European Business Council for Africa

Globally, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is killing thousands of people daily and has resulted in production and supply chain disruptions, termed as ‘supply-demand shocks’. The pandemic has caused ripple effects across all economic sectors including those linked to natural resources, manufacturing, services and entertainment. The impacts of the pandemic are being felt in Africa particularly because most national economies are commodity-dependent, and demand for commodities has generally declined over the first quarter of 2020 and may continue to decline if the future remains uncertain.


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