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Economists explain signs from China on raw material and commodities imports

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China's imports increased 28.1% in July, below the 31.7% figure expected by economists.

On Monday, August 9, this news caused considerable volatility in the commodities market, as China is the world's largest buyer of these products. Iron ore fell 4%, while crude oil retreated 3% at 3:26 PM (Brasília time).

According to Insper professor Roberto Dumas, it is important to understand that a commodities supercycle is not the same as an appreciation of all these products simultaneously or to the same extent.

Understanding China's post-pandemic economic recovery is . . .

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