Go to content


China Briefings

Reports on China issued by Samsung Economic Research Institute

China Business Intelligence No. 194

China Business Intelligence No. 194

Samsung Economic Research Institute Beijing Office

Apr. 22, 2011

Download China Business Intelligence No. 194 PDF email Print

In February, China saw imports exceed exports, posting a trade deficit of US$ 7.3 billion. Since 2001, China's exports have outrun imports, helping China steadily post huge trade surpluses. In 2010, China's trade surplus reached about US$ 183.1 billion. And despite the fluctuations in monthly trade volume, China recorded trade surpluses for the majority. According to statistical data, February's trade deficit stems from a reduction in export growth and an increase in imports. China's New Year holiday and the yuan appreciation are not thought to have had a direct impact on China's trade balance. Slowing export growth following a pullback in overseas demand is deemed to have played a major role in China's trade balance turning red.

For full text (7 pages), click the PDF icon on top.
Go to list