Economic Data Sheet March 2018
The strong development of foreign trade in 2017 continued in the first two months of 2018. Trade volume increased year-on-year by 21.9% and 24.5% respectively.
Imports expanded particularly in January with 36.8% year-on-year; exports rose sharply in February with 44.5% year-on-year.
Consumer inflation rose sharply from 1.5% in January to 2.9% in February.
Industrial production in China increased significantly by 7.2% year-on-year in the first two months of 2018.