China's April trade surplus stands at $11b

Updated: 2011-05-10 13:27
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BEIJING -- China saw a trade surplus of $11.43 billion in April this year, according to figures released Tuesday by the General Administration of Customs.

The country reported a small trade surplus of $140 million in March, on the basis of a deficit of $7.3 billion in February -- the country's first since March 2010.

China's exports increased 29.9 percent in April from a year earlier to $155.69 billion, while imports rose 21.8 percent year on year to reach $144.26 billion, the GAC said.

Last month, the growth rate of exports was 5.9 percentage points down from March while that of imports was 5.5 percentage points lower month on month.

In April, the total value of imports and exports increased 25.9 percent year on year to $299.95 billion, it said.