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China July exports rise 3.3%; imports decline by 5.6%

Analysts forecast trade to remain under pressure with a new round of US tariffs expected from Sept 1

A closer look at export figures has shown a potential shift of focus towards Belt and Road countries with China exporting more coal, fertiliser and crude oil.


CHINA'S exports and imports came in better than expected in July, but analysts said that trade will remain under pressure as a new round of US tariffs is expected from Sept 1.

July exports rose 3.3 per cent from a year earlier, the fastest growth rate since March; while...

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