China May exports edge up 1 pct, imports slip-customs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 June, 2013, 11:23am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 June, 2013, 11:23am

China’s exports rose 1 per cent in May from a year ago while imports fell 0.3 per cent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of US$20.4 billion for the month, the Customs Administration said on Saturday.

That compared with market expectations of a 7.3 per cent rise in exports, a 6.0 per cent increase in imports and a trade surplus of US$19.3 billion.