China's trade surplus with U.S. widens in 2017

2018-01-12 03:38:29 GMT2018-01-12 11:38:29(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's trade surplus with theUnites States widened in 2017 while total foreign trade volumemaintained rapid growth, customs data showed Friday.

Trade surplus with the United States soared 13 percent year onyear to 1.87 trillion yuan (about 288 billion U.S. dollars),according to Huang Songping, spokesperson of the GeneralAdministration of Customs.

China's imports and exports to the United States expanded 15.2percent in 2017 to 3.95 trillion yuan, accounting for 14.2 percentof the total trade volume. Enditem