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China's imports surge 26.3pc, exports rise 20.1pc in Oct

November 09, 2018 00:00:00

BEIJING, Nov 08 (Xinhua): China's imports surged 26.3 per cent year on year in October, while exports rose 20.1 per cent, with the pace of growth both beating expectations, data showed on Thursday.

The increases also accelerated from the 17.4-per cent growth for imports seen in September and a rise of 17 per cent for exports.

Trade surplus stood at 233.63 billion yuan (about 33.76 billion US dollars) last month, expanding from 213.23 billion yuan in September, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs (GAC).

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