China’s exports grew 5.6 percent to US$185.4 billion in October from a year earlier, after a drop of 0.3 percent in the previous month, data released Friday by the General Administration of Customs showed. Imports were up 7.6 percent last month to US$154.3 billion, compared to 7.4 percent growth in September. The country’s overall trade for the month increased 6.5 percent to US$339.7 billion, taking the trade surplus to US$31 billion, the customs bureau said. For the first ten months of the year, the country’s exports were up 7.8 percent while imports climbed 7.3 percent. Overall trade during the period was up 7.6 percent at US$3.4 trillion with a surplus of US$200.46 billion.
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