China published dismal trade readings for December on Monday (January 14), signs of a slowdown within the country and damage from a trade war with Washington.
The numbers show exports fell the most in two years last month, with demand in most of its major markets weakening.
Imports also saw a shock drop, falling over seven percent in their biggest decline since 2016 with Chinese consumers holding back on buying everything from iPhones to cars.
It adds to what analysts say is weak demand in China and around the world, raising risks to the global economy.
Adding to Beijing's worries, Monday's data also showed China's trade surplus with the U.S. widened last year to the biggest on record.
That's despite a trade war with Washington, and could push U.S. President Donald Trump to turn up the heat.
Sources told Reuters last week that Beijing is set to lower its GDP growth target for 2019, after posting a 6.6 percent growth for 2018 - the slowest pace in nearly 30 years.