China posts higher-than-expected exports growth in December

Containers sit at the Yangshan Port in Shanghai, China, Aug. 6, 2019.

Aly Song | Reuters

BEIJING — China’s exports rose more than expected in December, but failed to offset an overall decline for 2023, customs data showed Friday.

Exports rose by 2.3% year on year in U.S. dollar terms last month, more than the 1.7% increase forecast by a Reuters poll.

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