China’s exports to the US dropped 11.3 per cent in the January to October period, while exports to the European Union rose 5.1 per cent and those to the 10-member Asean bloc jumped 10.4 per cent. Photo: AFP

China’s October exports may offer hint of ‘stabilisation’, but still ‘hard to be optimistic’ amid US trade war

  • Exports fell by 0.9 per cent in October, better than the 3.2 per cent drop in September, and better than analysts had expected
  • Imports continued to struggle, falling for the ninth time in the last 10 months, as the economic pressure on Beijing continues to pile up amid the trade war with the US
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China’s exports to the US dropped 11.3 per cent in the January to October period, while exports to the European Union rose 5.1 per cent and those to the 10-member Asean bloc jumped 10.4 per cent. Photo: AFP
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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.