13 Oct 2021 11:19AM
(Updated: 13 Oct 2021 11:15AM)
BEIJING : China’s exports in September rose 28.1per cent from a year earlier, and imports increased 17.6per cent, customs data showed on Wednesday.
Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast exports would rise 21per cent from a year earlier, after growing 25.6per cent in August.
Imports were expected to have expanded 20per cent from a year earlier, after rising 33.1per cent in August.
China posted a trade surplus of US$66.76 billion in September, against the poll’s forecast for a US$46.8 billion surplus and US$58.34 billion surplus in August.
(Reporting by Colin Qian, Stella Qiu and Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)