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Antiper | Commento a David Harvey, L’importanza della Cina nell’economia mondiale

Harvey inizia la propria analisi raccontando un episodio di “cronaca finanziaria”: siamo nel 2019 e Apple subisce un brutto colpo alle proprie quotazioni di borsa per aver dovuto riconoscere di non essere in grado di cogliere gli obiettivi di vendita previsti, soprattutto rispetto al mercato cinese. Apple produce in Cina e in Cina controlla una quota di mercato del 6-7%, che rappresenta comunque un valore enorme; d’altra parte, l’80% di quel mercato è ormai saldamente nelle mani di aziende cinesi che fino a 10 anni fa esistevano quasi solo sulla carta e che oggi, dopo aver preso il controllo del mercato interno, stanno prendendo il controllo anche di buona parte di quello internazionale.

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David Harvey | The Significance of China in the World Economy

On January 2, 2019, after the stock market had closed, Apple Computer announced that it was not going to meet its sales targets, particularly in China. There was an immediate crash in Apple’s stock (down by 6 percent), and the following day, the stock market that had already lost a lot of money declined by another 2.5 percent. The interesting thing about this was that it was Apple computer sales in China that triggered the problem. Apple computers are, of course, made in China, but Apple also has a significant market there. The main official explanation for the problem was that the consumer market in China was softening for a number of reasons. The main cited reason was the Trump assault upon tariffs. But the other, which came in the small print in later reporting, was stagnation in China’s consumer market.