China’s September Exports Rise Solid 14.5 Percent Year-On-Year, Imports Up 14.3 Percent | 9/8/2018 | Staff
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s September exports rose a solid 14.5 percent from a year earlier, well above expectations despite wider application of U.S. tariffs and signs of shrinking export orders for Chinese companies.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast shipments from the world’s largest exporter would rise 8.9 percent in September from a year earlier, slowing from 9.8 percent in August.

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Imports grew 14.3 percent, slightly missing forecasts, customs data showed on Friday.

Analysts had expected imports to rise 15.0 percent, compared with August’s 19.9 percent.

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China posted a larger trade surplus of $31.69 billion for the month. Analysts had expected the surplus would...
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