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China goods trade rises in Jan-Apr
Source: China Plus     Date: 2018-05-09

Latest stats show China's goods trade in the first four months of the year exceeded 9 trillion yuan.

Aerial view of the first stage of the Yangshan deep water port, Shanghai, China. [File photo: VCG]

This represents a nearly 9 percent increase year on year.

Goods exports rose 6.4 percent to over 4.8 trillion yuan in the period, while imports grew close to 12 percent to more than 4 trillion yuan

Trade surplus stood above 506 billion yuan, narrowing by about 24 percent.

The country's two-way trade with the US rose about 6 percent to over 1.2 trillion yuan, taking up over 13 percent of its total foreign trade in the period.