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China's April trade growth slows as demand for commodities, electronics cools

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 05:50

China's imports in April rose 11.9 per cent, cooling from March's 20.3 per cent rise and missing analysts' expectations for an 18 per cent rise. Exports rose 8.0 per cent from a year earlier, slowing from a 16.4 per cent rise in the previous month.


CHINA'S import growth slowed faster than expected in April, as inbound shipments of commodities such as iron ore and copper weakened, while export growth more than halved, in line with a general cooling in demand for electronic gadgets.

China's April imports rose 11.9 per

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