++ China: September trade surplus at 66 billion, + 28% exports ++ – Last Hour


(ANSA) – BEIJING, OCTOBER 13 – China’s trade surplus unexpectedly grew to 66.76 billion dollars in September, well beyond market expectations of 46.8 billion and almost double the 35.45 billion in September 2020, reaching the highest levels since last December despite the rise in the costs of raw materials and the energy crisis that hit the country’s production system. In a global scenario “marked by numerous uncertainties”, Customs reported an annual increase of exports by 28.1% (against estimates of 21% and 25.6% in August) and an increase in imports of 17.6% compared to expectations of 20% and after 33.1% of the previous month. (HANDLE).