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German exports lower than expected in July

German exports lower than expected in July

Statistics office Destatis has today revealed German exports and imports fell in July – more than expected. According to Destatis, exports fell by 1.8% in July on a monthly basis compared with a 1.2% drop in June. Economists had forecast a 0.1% fall for the month. The sharp fall in exports will be of grave [...]

September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Japanese exports fall more than expected

Japanese exports fall more than expected

Official figures today revealed Japan’s exports fell more than expected last month resulting in the country’s second consecutive month of trade surplus. According to the Ministry of Finance, exports were 3.3% lower on an annual basis in July – the fifth consecutive monthly fall – and lower than forecasts of a 2.4% fall. The figures [...]

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China’s trade surplus reaches two-year high in July

China’s trade surplus reaches two-year high in July

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Japan’s exports recover in June

Japan’s exports recover in June

Official figures today revealed Japan’s exports recovered last month as the economy starts to rebound from the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which hit on 11 March. Exports rose by 5.4% on a monthly basis but were 1.6% lower on an annual basis – but this represented the slowest fall in four months. Analysts had forecast [...]

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Japan’s current account surplus down 52% in May

Japan’s current account surplus down 52% in May

July 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
China’s trade surplus rises in May on soaring imports

China’s trade surplus rises in May on soaring imports

The Customs Agency has today reported slower growth in China’s exports, rising by 19.4% in May on an annual basis but much slower than the 29.9% rate in April. The rate was also less than the market forecast of a 21% increase. Meanwhile, imports surged by 28.4% on an annual basis – beating expectations of [...]

June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
German exports fall sharply in April

German exports fall sharply in April

Statistics office Destatis has today revealed German exports and imports fell in April, giving a trade surplus of €10.9 billion. According to Destatis, exports fell by 5.5% on a monthly basis to €84.3 billion (£75.6 billion) – much more than analysts had expected and the sharpest decline since January 2009. Meanwhile, imports were 2.5% lower [...]

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China’s trade surplus swells in April

China’s trade surplus swells in April

May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
German exports surge to record high in March

German exports surge to record high in March

Statistics office Destatis has today revealed German exports rose to a record high in March, driving its trade surplus up. Exports rose 7.3% in March on a monthly basis to €98.3 billion (£87 billion), while imports also rose to a record high, by 3.1% on a monthly basis, to €79.4 billion. A statement said: “That [...]

May 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Japanese trade surplus dives in March

Japanese trade surplus dives in March

Last month’s earthquake and tsunami has resulted in a fall in Japan’s trade surplus after exports declined. However, a fall in exports was expected after the twin disasters forced some of Japan’s largest exporters to halt production. According to the Ministry of Finance, exports were 2.2% lower at 5.87 trillion yen on an annual basis [...]

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China trade surplus shrinks in January

China trade surplus shrinks in January

Official figures have today revealed Chinese imports soared by 51% in January compared with a year ago - far exceeding forecasts of a 28% increase. Meanwhile, exports grew 38% in January on an annual basis, according to the customs authorities. Again, this easily beat expectations of a 22.4% rise. The strong rise in imports led [...]

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China’s trade surplus narrows in December

China’s trade surplus narrows in December

Figures today from the customs authorities revealed Chinese exports surged 17.9% in December to $154.15 billion on an annual basis. However, this was much slower than the 34.9% rise reported in November. Imports, meanwhile, also rose, by 25.6% on a yearly basis to $141.07 billion, narrowing the country’s controversial trade surplus to $13.1 billion in [...]

January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
German exports down, imports pick up

German exports down, imports pick up

Germany’s statistics office, Destatis, today revealed exports unexpectedly fell 1.1% in October to €86.8 billion. However, imports picked up pace to €72.6 billion, rising by 0.3% on the month. Export demand helped to bring Germany out of recession in the second quarter of last year – much sooner than many of its counterparts throughout the [...]

December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Japanese exports slow further in October

Japanese exports slow further in October

Government data has today revealed a further slowdown in Japanese exports in October. Not only were the figures below expectations but they grew at their slowest pace this year, as the strong yen continues to weaken demand for exports and threatens the economic recovery. Exports grew 7.8% in October - way below the 14.3% reported [...]

November 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
China’s trade surplus widens in October

China’s trade surplus widens in October

China’s trade surplus widened lat month - to reach its second highest level this year, official data showed today. The trade surplus grew to $27.1 billion (£17 billion) - far higher than September’s $16.9 billion but just slightly below the $28.7 billion reported in July. Exports and imports grew considerably, with exports up 22.9% on [...]

November 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German exports pick up pace after two months of declines

German exports pick up pace after two months of declines

Germany’s statistics office, Destatis, today revealed exports rose 3% on the month in September to €84.3 billion (£73.09 billion). On an annual basis, exports are up 22.5%. Export demand helped to bring Germany out of recession in the second quarter of last year – much sooner than many of its counterparts throughout the world. The [...]

November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Japanese exports slow further in September

Japanese exports slow further in September

Government data has today revealed a further slowdown in Japanese exports in September. While the figures exceeded expectations, exports still grew at their slowest pace this year, as the strong yen weakens demand for exports and threatens the economic recovery. Exports rose 14.4% in September to 5.84 trillion yen on an annual basis – well [...]

October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
China’s trade surplus narrows further in September

China’s trade surplus narrows further in September

October 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German exports fall for second consecutive month

German exports fall for second consecutive month

Germany’s statistics office, Destatis, today revealed exports fell 0.4% in August compared with July to €81.8 billion (£71.7 billion). It was the second consecutive month in which exports dropped and could raise doubts about the strength of the recovery in the euro zone’s largest economy. Export demand helped to bring Germany out of recession in [...]

October 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
China’s trade surplus narrows in August

China’s trade surplus narrows in August

China’s trade surplus narrowed to $20 billion (£13 billion) last month as imports surged ahead. However, August still represented the third consecutive month in which China’s trade surplus exceeding $20 billion. Imports soared 35.2% on an annual basis - far exceeding the 26.1% expected by analysts. Meanwhile, exports slowed to 34.4% on an annual basis, [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More