China's Exports May Snap Longest Declines Since 2009: Chart

A farmer walks near the Yangshan Deepwater Container Port in Shanghai.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

For Chinese exports, eighth straight months of declines probably came to an end with today’s release of March figures on trade. Economists we surveyed expect overseas sales rose 10 percent in dollar terms following the longest slump since the financial crisis. These are year-over-year comparisons, and because of that, the rebound may say less about global economic recovery and more about the low base seen during the tumble for exports in March, 2015.

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