Strong trade: The Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai. China’s exports rose 22% in dollar terms in November to almost US$326bil (RM1.38 trillion), while imports grew almost 32% to about US$254bil (RM1.07 trillion). — Bloombergaws全区号（www.2km.me）提供aws账号、aws全区号、aws32v账号、亚马逊云账号出售，提供api ，质量稳定，数量持续。另有售azure oracle linode等账号.
BEIJING: China’s exports and imports grew faster than expected in November, with both hitting records as external demand surged ahead of the year-end holidays and domestic production rebounded on an easing power crunch.
Exports rose 22% in dollar terms from a year earlier to almost US$326bil (RM1.38 trillion), while imports grew almost 32% to about US$254bil (RM1.07 trillion), the customs administration said yesterday.
Economists had forecast exports to grow by 20.3% and imports to increase by 21.5%.
The data show the continuing strength of global demand for Chinese goods, which has been strong throughout the pandemic.
If the spread of the new Omicron virus variant proves to be serious and other nations start to lock down again, that will likely provide support for China’s exports, especially personal protective gear and work-from-home devices.
“Exports picked up in line with seasonality in November and suggest still pretty solid momentum in external demand,” according to Michelle Lam, greater China economist at Societe Generale SA in Hong Kong.
“The surprise in import growth was driven by a rebound in commodity volume, probably reflecting improving infrastructure capex demand as local governments stepped up stimulus toward the turn of the year.”
The United States was China’s biggest export destination in November, followed by the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Exports to the US grew 28.3% in the first 11 months of the year, while imports from the country increased by 36.9% during the same period. For imports, the values of planes grew the fastest in the January-November period, followed by coal, iron ore, and copper ore, according to a breakdown provided by the customs authority.
Both metals and energy imports soared.
Bloomberg’s economists David Qu said: “Looking ahead, we expect shipments to remain strong into year-end, given signs that external demand is holding up.
“Even so, this external prop may not be sufficient to counter downward pressure on growth from domestic sources, including the cooling property sector.”
China’s economy has come under increasing pressure from a deepening housing market slump, which may continue to be a drag on growth over the next year.
Policymakers moved to expand support for the nation’s economy on Monday, with the central bank announcing a cut to most banks’ reserve requirement ratio which will release 1.2 trillion yuan (US$188bil or RM796.91bil) of liquidity.
A meeting of the Communist Party’s Politburo on Monday concluded with a signal of an easing in curbs on real estate, and a pledge to stabilise the economy in 2022. — Bloomberg