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China March exports in shock 15% fall

Tumble could heighten worries about how rising yuan has hurt demand for Chinese goods, services abroad: analysts

Buffeted by lukewarm demand, China's trade sector has wobbled in the past year on the back of the cooling economy.


CHINA'S export sales contracted 15 per cent in March while import shipments fell at their sharpest rate since the 2009 global financial crisis, a shock outcome that deepens concern about sputtering Chinese economic growth.

The tumble in exports - the worst in about a year