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FILE PHOTO: A worker drives a truck carrying a container at a logistics center near Tianjin port, in Tianjin, China December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun/File Photo

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)

Source: Reuters

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