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Global impact of a slowdown in China

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  • Xu Bing
  • Moritz Roth
  • Daniel Santabárbara

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Given its systemic importance, a sharp and sustained economic slowdown in China affects the world economy, not only on account of its share of global GDP, but also because of its links with other economies through trade, the commodities markets and, on a more incipient level, the global financial system. Developments in China also have indirect effects on global uncertainty and confidence. This article presents various simulations of the negative impact that a sharper slowdown in the Chinese economy than expected by the main analysts would have on the global economy and, especially, on the euro area. Specifically, a further slowdown in annual growth of 1 pp in China would give rise to a decline in global growth of 0.4 pp in a year, with particularly marked effects on commodities producers and on the Asian economies.

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  • Xu Bing & Moritz Roth & Daniel Santabárbara, 2019. "Global impact of a slowdown in China," Economic Bulletin, Banco de España, issue DEC, pages 1-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:bde:journl:y:2019:i:12:d:aa:n:37
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    1. Jacopo Timini & Ayman El-Dahrawy Sánchez-Albornoz, 2019. "The impact of China on Latin America: trade and foreign direct investment channels," Economic Bulletin, Banco de España, issue JUN, pages 1-11.

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    Keywords

    China; economic rebalancing; spillovers; commodities;
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    JEL classification:

    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General

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