Published: 21:23, February 29, 2024 | Updated: 21:23, February 29, 2024
China's global trade in goods, services hits 4.23t yuan in Jan
By Xinhua

This aerial photo taken on July 19, 2023 shows a container terminal of Tangshan Port in Tangshan, north China's Hebei province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - China's international trade in goods and services totaled 4.23 trillion yuan (or $596.09 billion) in January, up 23 percent year-on-year, official data showed Thursday.

Exports of goods came in at 2.02 trillion yuan and imports hit 1.6 trillion yuan, resulting in a surplus of 413 billion yuan, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said.

Services exports totaled 217.8 billion yuan in January, while services imports hit 384.8 billion yuan, resulting in a trade deficit of 167.1 billion yuan, according to the administration.

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Tourism was the biggest services trade contributor, with a 175.4-billion-yuan trade volume, the data showed.