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China’s exports jump to the highest level in 8 months

China’s foreign sales and imports surprisingly grew in November, which is good news for the globe’s number two economy, but economists are wary as they anticipate growth to further slow down as government clamps down on financial risks and industrial pollution.

Demand around the world has been very solid, as buyers have snapped up products from China quite readily in 2017, supporting the economy and opening an opportunity for policy makers to change rules to reduce high-risk lending.

China’s exports last month jumped 12.3% compared to the same period of last year, the best reading in eight months, with electronics and other technological products in the lead, while commodities brought up imports. It leaves economists’ predictions of 5% growth far behind, while October figure was just 6.9% growth.

Imports rose by 17.7% last month year-on-year, according to today’s report of the General Administration of Customs, significantly higher than forecasted 11.3% and moving up at the best rate since September.

This data may mollify concerns of decelerating Asian giant, which had grown at the rate of around 6.9% in the year till September amazing markets, which is the result of infrastructure investment carried out by the government and sudden boost in exports.


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