12 May 2009 09:49 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China's trade with the rest of the world fell for the sixth consecutive month in April, official data showed on Tuesday, as the global economy has remained extremely weak.
Exports in April fell nearly 23% year on year to $91.94bn (€68bn), while imports declined by the same degree to $78.8bn, according to data released by China Customs.
In the first four months of the year, shipments of goods were down 21% to $337.42bn, while imports declined at the sharper rate of 29% to $261.99bn, the statistics showed.
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