1st LD: China's goods trade volume up 16.6 pct in Jan.-Sept.
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's goods trade volume rose 16.6 percent to 20.29 trillion yuan (3.08 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first three quarters of this year, official data showed Friday.
Exports increased 12.4 percent to 11.16 trillion yuan, while imports surged 22.3 percent to 9.13 trillion yuan, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said.
Trade surplus shrank 17.7 percent to 2.03 trillion yuan in the same period.
"China's imports and exports remained sound and steady and ...