FILE PHOTO: A bulk carrier is seen at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s trade surplus with the United States for December stood at $23.18 billion, Reuters calculation based on Chinese customs data showed on Tuesday, narrowing slightly from the $24.6 billion surplus posted for November.
For the full year, China posted a $295.8 billion trade surplus with the United States, down from $323.33 billion in 2018, according to Reuters calculations.
Customs said China’s total trade with the United States fell 14.6% in 2019, with exports dropping 12.5% and imports slipping 20.9%.
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Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Se Young Lee; Editing by Shri Navaratnam