China April exports rise as imports drop: officials

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Beijing (AFP)

China's exports expanded in April but at a slower pace than the previous month, while exports slumped nearly six percent compared to the same month last year, officials said.

The official statistics bureau said exports rose about 4 percent year-on-year in April, while the decline in imports caused the country's trade surplus to swell some 46 percent in yuan terms to reach nearly 300 billion yuan ($46 billion).