BEIJING - China's exports suffered an unexpected decline in September amid weak global demand but imports grew.
The dollar value of exports fell 0.3% to $185.6 billion, a customs official said on Saturday. That fell short of private sector forecasts of growth at least in the low single digits following August's 7.2% expansion.
":China's dependence on external demand weakened," said Zheng Yuesheng, deputy director-general of the customs agency's statistics department.
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