Trade Policy of Japan

Mainland export growth slows as imports surge

Mainland export growth slowed last month to an eight-month low of 15.9 per cent, and the worst is yet to come, analysts say. In September, exports grew 17.1 per cent year on year.

Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am

Mainland imports expected to top exports amid uncertainties

China's foreign trade growth is expected to decline slightly this year, with imports likely to exceed exports, leading to a further improvement in its trade balance, the commerce ministry says.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lax rules that let in lashings of sushi may be about to close

That a city restaurateur could buy a 342kg bluefin tuna - the most expensive ever sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji market - last Wednesday and have it on the plates of Hong Kong diners by Friday is not just down to the city's appetite for speed and sashimi.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Surplus now tipped to be US$180b

The Ministry of Commerce has further revised up its forecast on the mainland's trade surplus this year to US$180 billion amid a general slowdown in foreign trade.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Is trade deficit bad or good?

The US trade deficit has slightly declined over the last few months, but the amount of toys exported from China to the US has continued to rise, especially with Halloween and Christmas coming.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing cuts tax rebates on exports

Subsidies slashed in bid to curb trade surplus, conserve energy

The mainland will slash tax rebates on exports of 2,831 types of products on July 1, in a two-pronged effort to reduce trade friction with other countries and to improve energy efficiency in a range of industries.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cabinet plans to prevent overheating

Approval of new projects to be curbed

The State Council yesterday indicated that the central government would take steps to prevent the economy from overheating but gave no signs that it would adopt drastic measures to cool it.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Volume of re-exports rise 8pc in March

Updated at 7.21pm: Hong Kong's re-exports rose 8 per cent by volume in March compared with a year earlier, Census and Statistics Department figures released on Monday showed.

But domestic exports - goods which originated in Hong Kong and were shipped overseas - fell 27.9 per cent during the period, the figures showed.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Trade surplus rebounds on strong exports

April's figure hits US$16.88b

The mainland's trade surplus more than doubled last month from a month earlier, rising to US$16.88 billion, according to the General Administration of Customs.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese investment shift forecast

Japanese investment on the mainland rose 11.3 per cent year on year to US$3.3 billion in the first half of this year, providing one of the few bright spots for China as overall foreign direct investment slipped 0.5 per cent.

However, Japanese officials are hinting that the country's investment in China may be poised to shift to other markets.

15 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

16pc rise as exports hit double digits again

Healthy re-exports of merchandise and improving domestic trade boosted the value of total goods exported last month by 16.9 per cent year on year to $193.4 billion. It was the first month of double-digit growth since January.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Asia trade slowdown could take wind out of China's export sails

IS CHINA NOW taking so much export market share as to cut its Asian neighbours out of foreign markets or do we have indications that export growth is slowing down across Asia?

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Hi-tech ventures survive tensions

Japanese firms with operations in the mainland are concerned about recent protests but are standing by their commitments

Relations between Japan and the mainland are on the mend after two weeks of tension, and Japanese electronics firms with ventures in China aim to continue with their plans but are watching out for future flashpoints.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Export volumes up 32pc in January

Exports of goods rose by more than 32 per cent by volume in January compared with a year ago, fuelled largely by a sharp jump in re-exports of office and industrial machinery, the government said yesterday.

25 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

China sparks new textile fears

Lobby group warns of 'critical danger' as mainland grabs record 70pc of US import market in quota-free apparel

Mainland exports of quota-free apparel to the United States, including bras and home furnishing products, surged 55 per cent last year to claim a record 70 per cent share of the US import market.

12 Feb 2005 - 12:00am