Agence France-PresseSeptember 8, 2013 09:01
China's trade performance was better than expected in August, as stronger exports to recovering overseas economies caused the trade surplus to widen to $28.5 billion, customs figures showed Sunday.
Improved exports, a key driver of growth for China, are a positive sign for the world's second largest economy, which has struggled since early this year, analysts said.
The trade surplus rose 8.4 percent from the same month last year, customs said in a statement on its website, revising figures given earlier on Sunday. The surplus also widened from $17.8 billion in July.