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China Exports Remain Resilient as Rising Imports Signal Strength

Oct 13 , 2017

China’s overseas shipments rose from a year earlier, narrowly missing estimates, the latest sign that Asian trade is holding up on robust external demand and a brighter global outlook.

Key Points

-Exports increased 8.1 percent in September, the customs administration said Friday, less than the 10 percent projected in a Bloomberg survey
-Imports rose 18.7 percent, exceeding estimates with the fastest growth since March, to result in a trade surplus of $28.5 billion
-Trade surplus versus the U.S. rose to a record $28.1 billion



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