Big Numbers

It’s not new or unusual that China is a major exporter, so take a few minutes to read where these big numbers are coming from, and enjoy a chuckle at what was traded.

I copied and pasted the article below from the BBC.  Visit the source for additional images.

Seven surprising numbers from China-Africa trade

 

16 million underpants

South Africa was the continent’s biggest importer of Chinese-made male underpants.

Of the 18,747,003 pants imported by South Africa in 2014, 16,612,590 were Chinese – that’s a whopping 88% of South Africa’s imported pants.

5,735 reptiles

Mauritius was Africa’s largest importer of Chinese soy sauce last year, spending $438,929.

However surprising sales don’t just flow one way. Mauritius sent back 5,735 reptiles to China to a value of $90,000.

$8m toilet seats

Kenya was Africa’s biggest importer of plastic Chinese toilet seats in 2014, spending $8,197,499 on the lavatorial thrones.

159 million toothbrushes

In Nigeria, China has not only been buying its oil, but also keeping Nigeria’s teeth clean.

Nigerian traders were the continent’s biggest purchasers of toothbrushes from China last year, spending a cool $9,372,920 on 159 million items – roughly one for each Nigerian.

$193m motorbikes

China has also been keeping Africa moving. In 2014, Togolese traders spent $193,818,756 on Chinese motorcycles.

Only Nigeria imported more, spending a whopping $450,012,993.

340 primates

Guinea was Africa’s largest primate exporter in 2014, sending 340 live primates to China last year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35007900

 

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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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