China Exports up 8.5% in April in Unexpected Climb

Despite weakening global demand, Chinese exports grew in April by 8.5% to $295.4 billion compared with a year earlier.

BEIJING, China (AP) - Chinese exports increased by 8.5% in April to $295.4 Billion compared to a year ago, despite a weakening of global demand.

The General Administration of Customs reported that imports declined at a faster rate, falling 7.9%, to $205.2 billion, compared with the same period last year.