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Cross-strait trade up nearly 20%: China customs

2013/12/09 12:50:07

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Trade between Taiwan and China was valued at US$180.71 billion in the first 11 months of this year, an increase of 18.8 percent from the same period of 2012, according to statistics released Monday by China's General Administration of Customs.

During the January-November period, Chinese exports to Taiwan rose 14.1 percent from the year-earlier level to US$37.18 billion, while imports from Taiwan jumped 20.1 percent to US$143.53 billion.

In November alone, trade across the Taiwan Strait totaled US$16.44 billion, with China's exports to Taiwan accounting for US$3.5 billion and its imports from Taiwan US$12.94 billion.

The data showed that China's foreign trade amounted to US$23.43 trillion in the 11 months to November, with its trade surplus expanding to US$1.45 trillion, a growth of 18.3 percent from last year.

(By Y.F. Low)