China Shipping Report Q3 2014


Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/16/2014 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of China Shipping Report Q3 2014 market report to its offering
We maintain our cautious view for China's shipping sector. While the outlook for China's
traditional economic growth drivers such as heavy industry and real estate construction remains cloudy, the
outlook facing the more consumer-focussed industries is relatively strong over the medium term. Overall,
though, as the traditional sectors remain the dominant drivers of the economy, we remain cautious in our
real GDP growth outlook. We expect the economy to expand by 7.1% in 2014, before slowing to average
6.1% over the next five years and caution that there are downside risks to this forecast.
After a decade-long cycle of high commodities prices partly boosted by stellar demand growth in China, the
ongoing slowdown of the country's economy and rebalancing away from metal-intensive manufacturing and
construction sectors raises questions over the future of China's commodities demand and import needs, with
a possible negative knock-on effect on dry bulk imports in particular. We also caution that the inevitable
bursting of the ongoing credit bubble could serve to undermine the profitability of the consumer-focused

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