July 13, 2018 / 3:41 AM / in 4 months

China June trade surplus with U.S. highest on record - Reuters calculations

A container ship sails into Hong Kong, China July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s trade surplus with the United States in June rose to $28.97 billion versus $24.58 billion the previous month, Chinese customs data on Friday showed.

The surplus was the highest ever with the U.S. for any single month, according to Reuters calculations based on official data going back to 2008.

China’s Jan-June trade surplus with the U.S. was $133.76 billion, the data showed.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sunil Nair

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