China’s trade surplus up 56.7 percent in 2015

Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) China’s foreign trade surplus widened to 3.69 trillion yuan ($562 billion) in 2015, an increase of 56.7 percent from the last year, customs data showed on Wednesday.

Exports fell 1.8 percent year on year to 14.14 trillion yuan in 2015, while imports declined 13.2 percent to 10.45 trillion yuan in 2015, according to the General Administration of Customs data.

Last year, the country’s total export and import values decreased 7 percent year on year to 24.59 trillion yuan, Xinhua news agency reported.

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