China’s foreign trade of goods climbed 4.3 percent year on year in the first four months of this year to 9.51 trillion yuan (US$1.41 trillion), customs data showed Wednesday.
Exports increased by 5.7 percent year on year to 5.06 trillion yuan during this period, while imports went up by 2.9 percent to 4.45 trillion yuan, the General Administration of Customs said.
Trade surplus rose by 31.8 percent to 618.17 billion yuan during this period.
April trade expanded by 6.5 percent to reach 2.51 trillion yuan. Exports grew by 3.1 percent in yuan terms last month, while imports jumped by 10.3 percent, GAC data showed.
Trade surplus stood at 93.57 billion yuan in April, shrinking by 43.8 percent year on year.