BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) - China’s exports in September rose 9.9% from a year earlier, and imports surged 13.2%, customs data showed on Tuesday.
Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast exports would increase 10% from year earlier after 9.5% growth in August.
Imports were estimated to have edged up 0.3%, versus a contraction of 2.1% in August.
China posted a trade surplus of $37 billion last month, compared with the poll’s forecast for a $58.00 billion surplus and a $58.93 billion surplus in August.
Reporting by Colin Qian and Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Sam Holmes
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