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China customs says trade may slow in second half, flags pandemic uncertainties

China's customs administration spokesperson Li Kuiwen said on Tuesday that the country's trade may slow in the second half of 2021, mainly reflecting the statistical impact of the high growth rate last year.

China customs says trade may slow in second half, flags pandemic uncertainties

FILE PHOTO: Container ships are seen at Qingdao port in Shandong province, China, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING: China's customs administration spokesperson Li Kuiwen said on Tuesday that the country's trade may slow in the second half of 2021, mainly reflecting the statistical impact of the high growth rate last year.

Li, speaking at a news conference in Beijing, also said that imported inflation risks were manageable but China's trade still faces many uncertainties due to the global pandemic.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Source: Reuters

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