China Exports Sank 17% Amid Virus Lockdown, Delayed Data Shows

China Exports Sank 17% Amid Virus Lockdown, Delayed Data Shows

Early last month, China spooked markets when Beijing said January's trade data would be delayed until March, and rolled up with February's numbers. Although it's the first time the January figures haven't been broken out separately, the news wasn't actually all that surprising. China aggregates some activity data for the two months in order to help iron out any "wrinkles" (so to speak) from the Lunar New Year holiday, and the COVID-19 debacle introduced considerable uncertainty. But under the
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2 thoughts on “China Exports Sank 17% Amid Virus Lockdown, Delayed Data Shows

  1. That last chart “new severe scenario “ scares me- mostly because I actually think this is possible.
    Wuhan is locked down ( something horrible must be happening there ) and we still have no testing in USA. Apply the math of deaths from “new severe scenario” to USA- the resulting amount is not “ just the influenza” . I can not type that number.

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