The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua
The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China reports surprising rail freight growth in February despite factory activity tumbling

  • Rail cargoes in China rose 4.5 per cent in February, despite much of the country’s economy being on lockdown due to coronavirus
  • Growth comes as factory activity and service sector output plunge to new lows in February, with analysts forecasting an economic contraction in the first quarter

Topic |   China economy
The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua
The China-Europe freight train waiting for departure at Xiangtang railway port in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province. Photo: Xinhua
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