China's September trade surplus with US highest since 2008, report says

Business | 13 Oct 2017 1:06 pm

China's global trade surplus in September shrank by 38.6 percent from the same time last year to US$28.5 billion. 

The politically sensitive surplus with the United States was US$28.08 billion from US$26.23 billion. This was the highest ever with the U.S. for any single month, Reuters reported, based on its calculations of official data going back to 2008. (Pictured, the container port in Qingdao).

China's January to Sept trade surplus with the U.S. was US$195.54 billion, the data showed.

U.S. officials have resumed criticizing Chinese policy after President Donald Trump said in April he would temporarily shelve disputes while Washington and Beijing cooperated on North Korea. 

The surplus with the 28-nation European Union, China's biggest trading partner, was US$9.2 billion. 

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