Investment-Led Growth in China: Global Spillovers

25 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2012

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Ashvin Ahuja

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Malhar Nabar

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: November 2012

Abstract

Over the past decade, China's growth model has become more reliant on investment and its footprint in global imports has widened substantially. Several economies within China's supply chain are increasingly exposed to its investment-led growth and face growing risks from a deceleration in investment in China. This note quantifies potential global spillovers from an investment slowdown in China. It finds that a one percentage point slowdown in investment in China is associated with a reduction of global growth of just under one-tenth of a percentage point. The impact is about five times larger than in 2002. Regional supply chain economies and commodity exporters with relatively less diversified economies are most vulnerable to an investment slowdown in China. The spillover effects also register strongly across a range of macroeconomic, trade, and financial variables among G20 trading partners.

Keywords: Investment, China, Exports, Commodities, External shocks, Spillovers, gdp growth, trading partner, real gdp, fixed investment, trading partners, supply chain, commodity exporters, terms of trade, fixed capital formation, growth model, global trade, commodity prices, capital formation, gross fixed capital formation, world prices, trade expansion, export growth, metal products, partner country, external shocks, trade flows, business cycle, growth rates, global growth prospects, world growth, world economy, global imports, world markets

JEL Classification: E22, F62, O57

Suggested Citation

Ahuja, Ashvin and Nabar, Malhar, Investment-Led Growth in China: Global Spillovers (November 2012). IMF Working Paper No. 12/267. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2191312

Ashvin Ahuja (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Malhar Nabar

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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