Y se convierte en el tercer mayor exportador del mundo, según la Organización Mundial de Comercio. Además:
China is now the biggest merchandise trader in Asia and the third largest in the world for both exports and imports, making it a key driver of world trade growth. Its insatiable appetite for fuel and other raw materials was one reason why high oil prices failed to depress the global economy last year, Mr Finger noted.
Demand from China also helped boost trade in other regions, especially Africa and South America, where Chinese investment in both natural resources and manufacturing has burgeoned in recent years. Africa’s exports, helped by high oil prices, rose by more than 30 per cent in dollar terms last year, and exports from South and Central America showed a similar increase.