China commerce ministry warns exports might continue to fall in coming months

A truck hauls a China Shipping Container Lines Co. container at the Port of Savannah in Georgia, US on Aug 14, 2015.
A truck hauls a China Shipping Container Lines Co. container at the Port of Savannah in Georgia, US on Aug 14, 2015. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday (Aug 19) it cannot rule out the possibility of falling exports in the coming months, after data showed exports tumbled in July from a year earlier.

The ministry also said that the country's foreign trade is facing a severe situation and uncertainties.

Exports in July tumbled 8.3 per cent from a year earlier, their biggest drop in four months and imports fell 8.1 per cent from a year earlier.