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China 2017 trade surplus with US tops US$275b to record high
[BEIJING] China's 2017 trade surplus with the United States reached an all-time high US$275.81 billion, customs data showed on Friday (Jan 12), topping the previous record in 2015 of a US$260.8 billion surplus.
China's December trade surplus with the US was US$25.55 billion, compared to US$27.87 billion in November.
The 2017 increase in the surplus with the US came as China's overall trade surplus declined to US$422.5 billion.