Workers in a TMall.com warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. Jiangmen is situated in the Pearl River Delta economic zone which is one of China's leading economic regions and a major manufacturing centre. Tmall.com is a Chinese-language website for online retail. Photo: EPA-EFE

China economic growth slows sharply in April, even before higher US trade tariffs take effect

  • Industrial production growth – the output of industrial sectors in China’s economy, including manufacturing – fell to 5.4 per cent from 8.5 per cent in March
  • Retail sales, a measure of consumer demand in China, grew by 7.2 per cent in April, well below 8.7 per cent rate in March and lowest in 13 years
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Workers in a TMall.com warehouse gather orders from customers in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. Jiangmen is situated in the Pearl River Delta economic zone which is one of China's leading economic regions and a major manufacturing centre. Tmall.com is a Chinese-language website for online retail. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.