East African states may experience price hikes for Chinese goods due to supply shortages © AFP/Getty Images
East African states may experience price hikes for Chinese goods due to supply shortages © AFP/Getty Images

East Africa facing shortages due to coronavirus

12 March 2020

East Africa is facing shortages of raw materials and capital and consumer goods because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the East African Business Council (EABC).

In a briefing the EABC said the East African Community – comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda – were already facing declines in imports from China.

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