Exports from China declined unexpectedly by 2.7% year-on-year to US$193.49 billion in April 2019, swinging from a 14.2% jump in the previous month. The latest reading on overseas sales reflected weakening global demand as well as renewed trade dispute with the US, at which higher tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods will take effect immediately. Sales contracted to the US (-13.2%), Japan (-16.4%), South Korea (-7.7%), and Australia (-13.8%), while went up to Taiwan (4.6%), the EU (6.2%), and the ASEAN countries (0.4%).