China's exports to U.S tick up as traders try to beat tariffs

Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes.

Exports to the U.S market rose 13.3 per cent over a year earlier to USD 42.7 billion, up from September's 13 per cent growth, customs data showed on Thursday.

Imports of American goods rose 8.5 per cent to USD 10.9 billion, decelerating from the previous month's 9 per cent.

China's trade surplus with the United States narrowed to USD 31.8 billion from September's record USD 34.1 billion.

China's exports to the United States have been unexpectedly resilient since Trump started imposing punitive tariffs goods in July in a fight over Beijing's technology policy.

(with news agency inputs)