• China’s Foreign Trade Rebounds: New Highs and Positive Shifts in 2023

China’s Foreign Trade Rebounds: New Highs and Positive Shifts in 2023

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September Foreign Trade High: In September 2023, China recorded a new monthly high in foreign trade, supported by higher-than-anticipated exports. This is part of a series of positive economic indicators, which also include improvements in social financing data​​.

Growth in Guangdong Province: At the start of 2023, Guangdong Province, a crucial economic hub in southern China, experienced a significant rebound in foreign trade. The province witnessed booming orders, contributing to a robust recovery in foreign trade and providing new momentum for global economic recovery​​.

Stabilization in Trade: October 2023 data showed that China’s foreign trade in goods was valued at 3.54 trillion yuan (approximately $486 billion), marking a year-on-year increase of 0.9%. This increase ended a four-month declining streak. Notably, while exports decreased slightly by 3.1%, imports surged by 6.4%, indicating a shift in trade dynamics​​​​.

Positive Start to 2023: Despite a marginal 0.8% year-on-year decrease in the foreign trade of goods in the first two months of 2023, exports expanded by a better-than-expected 0.9%. This growth was supported by increased numbers of new orders and a surge in exports of products like electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, and solar batteries​​.

These developments point to a resilient and adapting foreign trade sector in China, showing signs of stabilization and positive momentum, especially in key sectors and regions. This is significant in the context of the global economic environment and indicates China’s continuing influence and recovery in global trade dynamics.

Post time: Nov-13-2023