China exports see surprise jump despite power crunch


With a number of Asian countries badly hit by the Delta variant of Covid-19, orders are shifting back to China, which is seeing a growth in exports, says an expert. – EPA pic, October 13, 2021.

CHINA’S exports rose unexpectedly in September, official data showed today, but analysts warned of a looming hit from the country’s power crunch that has disrupted supply.

The data came after a sharp jump in trade in the world’s second largest economy in August, suggesting that overseas demand for consumer goods had surged as a domestic virus outbreak was brought to heel.


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