Medical equipment exports rose by 11 per cent in the January-April period compared to a year earlier after contracting 3.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: China’s medical supply boom, lockdown backlog sparked surprise April exports rise

  • A boom in overseas sales of medical supplies, including masks and coronavirus testing kits, are likely to have helped spur a surprise 3.5 per cent rise in exports
  • But analysts warned the return to growth will be short-lived, with global demand set to collapse, amid an expected recession this year
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical equipment exports rose by 11 per cent in the January-April period compared to a year earlier after contracting 3.4 per cent in the first quarter. Photo: EPA-EFE
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