China’s foreign trade grows 18.9% in September

13 October 2011 11:32  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--The value of China’s foreign trade rose by 18.9% year on year to $324.8bn (€233.9bn) in September, China Customs data showed on Thursday.

Exports increased by 17.1% year on year to $169.7bn, while imports grew by 20.9% to $155.2bn, China Customs said.

However, exports and imports decreased by 2.1% and 0.2% respectively from August to September, according to the data.

In the first nine months of the year, total trade increased by 24.6% year on year to $2,677.4bn, with exports rising by 22.7% to $1,392.3bn and imports up by 26.7% to $1,285.2bn.

($1 = €0.72)

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