China Posts Strong Trade Figures Again in December

China reported a 7.9 percent jump in exports and 15.9 percent rise in imports — both in dollar terms — for 2017.In yuan terms, exports for the year rose 10.8 percent and imports increased 18.7 percent, the country’s General Administration of Customs said Friday.China’s overall trade surplus for 2017 was $422.5 billion, a decline from 2016.China’s trade data capped a robust year despite numerous concerns over the health of its economy.

Source: China reports December exports, import trade data – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam