Economic Data Sheet October 2018
Retails (9.2%y/y) continued growing from 9.0%y/y for Jan-Aug.
German investment declined from the August spike but was still higher than other months in 2018. Increasing by $380mn, the September investment brought the 2018 accumulation to $1.89bn, exceeding the 2017 mark of $1.54bn.
China foreign trade volume continued growing month-on-year but flattened year-on-year for both exports and imports. Nevertheless, total trade volume saw a new record of $421,7bn.