Export values have been contracting year-on-year for six months. But that’s almost entirely due to price effects. Export volumes have recently risen to record levels, with broad-based price cuts across most product categories helping Chinese exporters gain market share from other countries. This is putting downward pressure on profit margins and probably can’t continue for much longer.
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