China''s foreign trade hit $1.37 trillion during the first eight months of the
current year while its trade surplus in August rose nearly 33 per cent year-on-year
to $24.98 billion, latest customs figures showed.
figure was slightly higher than the $24.36 billion in July but short of the record
$26.91 billion in June, figures from the General Administration of Customs said.
August, exports reached an all-time high of $111.4 billion, up 22.7 per cent year-on-year
yet down 11.5 percentage points over July. Imports grew 20 per cent to $86.4 billion,
also a record high.
trade volume totaled $1.37 trillion during January-August of 2007, up 24 per cent
on last year, the report said.