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Commodities Drop-In: China trade data and the commodities demand outlook

How strong was Chinese commodities demand at the start of 2024? What do official growth and spending targets signal about demand over the coming year? Where will demand be strongest in commodities markets this year?

Economists from our Commodities and China teams met shortly after the release of Chinese Jan-Feb trade data for this special briefing all about China’s appetite for commodities in 2024. During this 20-minute session, the team answered your questions as they addressed key issues, including:

  • The latest data and what they say about demand for commodities over 2024;
  • What signals from the National People’s Congress say about the demand outlook;
  • The role of green technology in China’s demand.
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