External Debt in China

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China - External Debt

A reprieve in trade tensions materialized at the G20 summit in early December, when the two economic superpowers agreed to a 90-day truce on new tariffs. However, major discrepancies between the two sides’ positions on key trade issues cast doubts over the armistice. Meanwhile, the economy continues to grapple with slower growth dynamics. Following a softer Q3 GDP reading, data for Q4 tells a similar narrative. A weak turnout in retail sales in October, despite the increase in the minimum threshold for paying personal income taxes on 1 October, and a drop in new yuan loans in the same month point to a slowing domestic economy. Nevertheless, stronger industrial production and a pick-up in fixed-asset investment in October suggest some of the government’s stimulus measures have begun to feed through.

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 Chart

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

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