Both exports and imports should pick up somewhat later this year, said Wang Tao, chief China economist at UBS Group AG in Hong Kong.
If the sharp plunge in China's exports in February shows anything, it's that a gap is opening between what the country is shipping out and its still resilient imports of major commodities.
On Wednesday, the 6th of March 2019, the US Commerce Department had said that there had been a 12.4 percent jump in the deficit in last December, which had potentially contributed to a record $891.3 billion trade deficit over the last month of the final quarter in 2018.
However, analysts caution it is hard to compare trends in China's data at the start of the year due to the Chinese New Year holiday, which came in early February this year and can affect business activity.
However, deducting the Spring Festival factor, China's foreign trade rose 3.9 percent year on year in February, with exports increasing 1.5 percent and imports rising 6.5 percent, respectively, in USA dollar-denominated terms.
Yeung estimated that China's exports for the first two months fell 4.7 percent, and imports were down 3.1 percent.
The decline in exports to the USA market represented a worsening of last December's 3.5 per cent contraction.
China-US trade in goods
During the first two months, China's foreign trade amounted to 622.72 billion US dollars, down 3.9 percent year on year.
The economic superpowers have been locked in a trade battle since last summer, striking out with steep tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, which is beginning to sap economic growth and business confidence.
Amidst reports of negotiations for a deal with china hitting a bump, President Donald Trump has said that he will enter into a trade deal with Beijing only if he is confident that it is good for the US.
The White House is planning a summit between Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Florida later this year.
Earlier on Friday, White House trade adviser Clete Willems the two countries had made progress in talks but that there was still much more left to be done. Experts attribute the bounce back to companies rushing orders before the Lunar New Year holiday in China.
On a month-on-month basis, Taiwan's exports fell 25.3 percent and imports were down 41.4 percent in February, the MOF data shows. For the Chinese, any summit would basically be a signing ceremony, it said.
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