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Despite trade war, China's August trade surplus with US hits record $31 bn

For January-August, China's trade surplus with the US was $192.64 bn, compared with about $167.94 bn in the same period last year

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China's politically charged trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31.05 billion in August, compared with $28.09 billion in July, customs data showed on Saturday. The amount surpassed the previous record of $28.93 billion set in June. The August surplus with the US was larger than China's overall surplus of $27.91 billion for the month. For January-August, China's trade surplus with the United States was $192.64 billion, compared with about $167.94 billion in the same period last year. China's large trade surplus with the United States ...

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First Published: Sat, September 08 2018. 11:56 IST
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