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China trade: Horrible details in Jan, exports/imports collapse

Discussion in 'Fundamental Analysis' started by FXStreet_Team, Feb 15, 2016.

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    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Following a strong trade surplus in December, boosted by strong exports, China's trade balance for January 2016 came in at CNY 406.2bn vs +389.01bn expected, with exports falling by 6.6% vs +3.6% expected and +2.3% last, while imports were -14.4% vs +1.8% expected and -4.0% last.

    The major miss in China trade balance should keep risk assets under pressure, especially the Australian Dollar, given the close links with the Chinese economy, Australia's main trading partner. At present, the AUD/USD exchanges hands at 0.7120 after a 30 pips drop off highs, while USD/JPY trades at highs near 113.70.
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