External Debt in China

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China - External Debt

Although the economy expanded robustly in the first quarter of the year, growing 6.4% on an annual basis to match the previous quarter’s outturn, weak data for April suggests that growth will decelerate in Q2. All retail sales, investment, industrial production, and exports deteriorated markedly in April, increasing the likelihood that authorities will unveil further stimulus measures in the coming weeks. Against this backdrop, trade tensions with the United States have flared in recent weeks, which will likely further erode activity. On 10 May, the U.S. hiked trade tariffs for USD 200 billion of Chinese imports to 25%, to which China retaliated by increasing tariffs on USD 60 billion of U.S. imports. With Trump threatening to tax the remainder of Chinese imports in response, the conflict seems far from over.

China - External Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
External Debt (% of GDP)8.9  17.0  12.7  12.7  14.0  

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China External Debt
Note: External debt as % of GDP.
Source: State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

China Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield3.32-0.40 %May 13
Exchange Rate6.88-0.19 %May 13
Stock Market2,904-0.34 %May 13

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