China's trade surplus with the US rose 8.2% in 2012
Updated: 2013-01-10 15:31
By Li Jiabao (chinadaily.com.cn)
Outbound shipments to the US were worth $351.79 billion in 2012, up 8.4 percent year-on-year, while imports from the US rose 8.8 percent to $132.89 billion, leaving a trade surplus of $218.92 billion, up 8.2 percent year-on-year.
The US was China's second-largest trade partner, the biggest export destination, and the fifth-biggest import source.