The Trader 

Market Outlook: China imports surge

The Trader

This morning data from the Chinese mainland showed that the trade surplus dropped to $20.3 billion from a more usual $54.7 in December because the value of imports surged by 30.2 per cent.  Exports rose too, but by a more modest 11.1 per cent.  Analysts have suggested that the reasons behind this shift might be due to the week-long Lunar New Year holiday which starts on the eve of Friday the 15th February.  This also might add to skittish financial markets in the country.

To continue reading, register today

to enjoy limited access to the following:

  • Daily trading news
  • Funds coverage
  • Features on big investment themes
  • Comprehensive companies coverage
  • Economic analysis
Subscribe to Investors Chronicle

Related topics

Subscribe today

Full access for just £3.37 a week:

• Tips and recommendations - to beat the market 
• Portfolio clinic & Mr Bearbull - build a well-planned portfolio 
• Expert tools - track and manage investments effortlessly
• Plus free delivery to your home or office

Subscribe Now