Arab Today, arab today chinese deficit widens as exports slump
Last Updated : GMT 03:32:45
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Chinese deficit widens as exports slump

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Chinese deficit widens as exports slump

Beijing - Arabstoday

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. China’s trade deficit hit $31.5bn in February as exports slumped, underscoring concerns about slowing global demand and cooling growth in the world’s second-largest economy. February exports from China fell 23.6 per cent from the previous month, and rose a slower-than-expected 18.4 per cent from the previous year. The fall in exports, combined with spectacularly strong imports as China bought commodities such as crude oil and iron ore, brought the trade deficit to its highest level in years. High quality global journalism requires investment. China’s trade data, released on Saturday by the General Administration of Customs, is a key barometer for global growth and Chinese exports are closely linked to global demand for manufactured goods. Economists said February’s weak exports, combined with cooling inflationary pressures, would prompt Beijing to hasten the pace of monetary easing to avoid a painful economic contraction. Data released on Friday suggest that China’s growth is cooling, with fixed asset investment growth below historical average sales and car sales showing a decline from the previous year. “Exports might not be terrible but they are still not strong,” said Ken Peng, economist at BNP Paribas. “It is still every much necessary that the policymakers in Beijing provide sufficient support for funding for investments in the coming period.” While a 2008-style stimulus is unlikely, policymakers are expected to continue to cut banks reserve requirement ratios this year and possibly introduce fiscal stimulus. China’s January and February data are distorted by the Chinese New Year holiday, which falls on different dates each year, causing big swings in economic statistics. Combining the January and February data, which removes some holiday distortions, paints a less grim picture: For the two months together exports rose 6.9 per cent from the previous year, while imports were up 7.7 per cent. While China has come under criticism from the US for running a trade surplus, its vast purchases of commodities have greatly reduced the annual trade surplus in recent years. China’s demand for raw materials was strong in February, with imports of crude oil hitting record highs of 5.95m barrels per day and copper imports surging 50 per cent by volume from the previous year. The value of February imports were up 39.6 per cent from the previous year and up 19 per cent from the previous month.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today chinese deficit widens as exports slump Arab Today, arab today chinese deficit widens as exports slump

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today chinese deficit widens as exports slump Arab Today, arab today chinese deficit widens as exports slump

 



Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert calls for short visits

GMT 16:21 2017 Monday ,26 June

Etiquette expert calls for short visits
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday