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Market Updates: China Reports a Trade Surplus, Neglecting Impact of Trade War

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The release of March’s trade data out of China is strangely late today, and markets are being confined in isolation in the process.

The trade surplus was expected to widen by 2B vs. 34B previously. But the Chinese market shocked the investors by reporting a 221K billion trade balance. As a whole in Q1, Chinese dollar-denominated exports grew by 1.4% y/y while imports shrank by 4.8% y/y.

  • Exports +21.3% vs +14.8% y/y expected
  • Imports -1.8% vs -9.6% y/y expected

Stock markets are taking a bullish turn over the news as increasing trade balance reflects the business activity in the market.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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