Sharp Jump in China Trade Surplus

Because of stronger and rising cost, China’s monthly trade surplus outstripped expectations in January. From BBC News :

China’s trade surplus soared 22.7% in January as the economy continued to boom despite efforts to cool the rate of growth, official figures have shown.

The surplus – the gap between what China exports and what it imports – grew to $22.7bn (£11.5bn) last month, compared with $15.9bn a year earlier.

China’s exports in January increased 26.7% to $109.7bn, the biggest year-on-year rise in six months.

Imports rose 27.6% to $90.2bn, the biggest increase in almost two years.

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