China’s overall trade surplus was US$45.06 billion in July, down from US$50.98 billion in June. This was ahead of the median poll by Bloomberg, which had predicted a balance of US$42.65 billion. Photo: EPA

China’s exports post surprise growth in July despite dramatic escalation in US trade war

  • Exports grew by 3.3 per cent year-on-year in July, two full months after US President Donald Trump ratcheted up trade war tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods
  • The data marks the anniversary of the US-China trade war, but does not factor in the latest threat of a 10 per cent tariff on US$300 billion of Chinese goods
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China’s overall trade surplus was US$45.06 billion in July, down from US$50.98 billion in June. This was ahead of the median poll by Bloomberg, which had predicted a balance of US$42.65 billion. Photo: EPA
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