China's foreign trade grew 6.2% in 2012

Updated: 2013-01-10 10:31

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China's foreign trade in 2012 expanded 6.2 percent year-on-year to $3.867 trillion.

Exports throughout 2012 rose by 7.9 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 4.3 percent, yielding a trade surplus of $231.1 billion, up 48 percent from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs announced Thursday.

December saw China's exports surge 14.1 percent from the previous year.


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