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China exports surge in March, widening its trade surplus

Exports rose 16.4%, and imports, by 20.3%. The country's monthly trade surplus now stands at US$23.93 billion

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The port of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Analysts said exports received a boost from improved economic activity among the country's main trading partners. Imports, on the other hand, were buoyed by China's demand for commodities amid strong industrial activity.

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CHINA'S exports surged last month, more than doubling the country's monthly trade surplus, with these figures coming just as it agreed to try rebalancing trade with the United States within the next 100 days.

Exports rose 16.4 per cent in dollar terms in March, reversing a

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