On Wednesday, it was announced that the United States’ trade deficit for 2018 had widened to its highest point for a decade. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade decline leads to 20.7 per cent plunge in China’s total exports in February

  • China imported 19.9 per cent less from the United States last month and exported 14.1 per cent fewer US goods, suggesting that the US-China trade war is biting
  • Front-loading to avoid anticipated tariff rises and Lunar New Year holiday possible factors as exports post largest percentage drop since February 2016
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On Wednesday, it was announced that the United States’ trade deficit for 2018 had widened to its highest point for a decade. Photo: Reuters
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.