Analysts express caution about reading too much into China's huge export beat. "It's well known...

|By:, SA News Editor

Analysts express caution about reading too much into China's huge export beat. "It's well known that monthly year-on-year changes of trade data are volatile," says BofA's Ting Lu, who also warned that a Californian ports strike could have distorted the data. IHS Global says the volatility of the figures in 2012 "points to weak fundamentals on the demand side."