China's exports, trade surplus shrink, imports rise

Date : 2013-10-12  | From : Xinhua

China's exports fell 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier, customs data showed on Saturday, ending two consecutive months of rises.

Imports, however, increased 7.4 percent last month from a year ago, accelerating from August's 7-percent rise, the General Administration of Customs said.

This left the country with a trade surplus of 15.2 billion U.S. dollars in September, compared with 28.52 billion U.S. dollars in August and 44.7 percent less than the same month last year.