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Understanding China’s Economic Indicators: Translating the Data into Investment Opportunities by Thomas Orlik

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Chapter 5. External Sector

Trade

Market sensitivity: High

What is it? Report on exports, imports, and trade surplus, published in current USD100 millions and nominal YoY % for the current month and year-to-date

Chinese news release on the Internet: www.customs.gov.cn/publish/portal0/

English news release on the Internet: http://english.customs.gov.cn/publish/portal191/

Release time: Around 10 a.m. the 10th day of the following month

Frequency: Monthly

Source: General Administration of Customs

Revisions: No

Why Is It Important?

Although it seems difficult to believe these days, large sections of domestic industry bitterly opposed China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. China’s telecommunications, machinery, and automobile ...

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