Balance of Trade

China's exports fell 0.3 per cent year-on-year to US$185.64 billion last month, while imports increased 7.4 per cent to US$170.44 billion. Photo: Xinhua

China’s September trade surplus down almost 45pc

China’s trade surplus narrowed to a disappointing US$15.2 billion (HK$117.9 billion) in September from US$28.6 billion in August, representing a 44.7 per cent drop, customs figures showed on Saturday.