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BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - China’s yuan-denominated exports rose 6.1% in the first half of this year from the same period a year earlier, while imports increased 1.4 %, customs data showed on Friday.
That resulted in a trade surplus of 1.23 trillion yuan ($178.94 billion) for the first six months, according to customs data.
The agency is due to release dollar-denominated trade figures later in the day. ($1 = 6.8737 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Yawen Chen and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill)