China imports from United States plunge in June amid tariff war

China imports from United States plunge in June amid tariff war

China's imports from the United States plunged 31.4% in June from a year earlier amid a tariff war with Washington.

Meanwhile, exports to the US market sank 7.8%.

Customs data on Friday showed China's global exports sank 1.3% while imports fell 7.3%.

US-Chinese trade has weakened since US President Donald Trump raised tariffs on goods from China in a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions.

China retaliated with its own penalty duties and ordered importers to find non-US suppliers.

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