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China's foreign trade rose unexpectedly by 41.2 percent year-on-year in the first two months of the year.
As reported by the Chinese customs in Beijing, exports in US dollars even made a jump of 60.6 percent year-on-year. Imports also rose sharply by 22.2 percent.
Experts saw the reason for the unusually strong increase in the low comparison base in January and February of last year, when China took strict control measures after the outbreak of the corona virus in the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. The strong foreign trade figures also demonstrate how much China's economy has recovered since then.
In December exports had already risen by 18.1 percent, while imports had increased by 6.5 percent.
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