BEIJING, Jan 10 (Reuters) - China's exports grew 14.1 percent in December from a year ago to
hit a seven-month peak, data showed on Thursday, rebounding from three-month lows and racing
past market expectations for a 4 percent rise.
Imports grew 6 percent on the year in December, also handily beating market forecasts for a
3 percent rise and quickening from zero growth in November.
That left the country with a trade surplus of $31.6 billion in December, compared with a
forecast of $19.7 billion and November's $19.6 billion.
Export and import growth (y/y pct change)
Dec Nov Oct Sept Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec
Exp 14.1 2.9 11.6 9.9 2.7 1.0 11.3 15.3 4.9 8.9 18.4 -0.5 13.4
Imp 6 0 2.4 2.4 -2.6 4.7 6.3 12.7 0.3 5.3 39.6 -15.3 11.8
(Reporting by Shao Xiaoyi and Koh Gui Qing; editing by Jonathan Standing)
Keywords: CHINA ECONOMY/TRADE
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