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China’s August exports grew fastest since Mar 2019, imports fell unexpectedly, trade surplus with US hit highest since Nov 2018

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China’s exports grew at the fastest pace in one year and a half as the country’s major trading partners gradually resumed business activities, but imports unexpectedly dropped, suggesting that domestic demand remained soft.

Exports surged by 9.5 per cent from a year earlier, but imports fell by 2.1 per cent compared to August 2019, according to data released by China's General Administration of Customs on Monday.

The growth of exports . . .

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