China's exports and imports shrank for the seventh month in row in May, the General Administration of Customs said on Thursday.
Exports fell 26.4 percent in May from the same period a year ago to 88.758 billion U.S. dollars. Imports were down 25.2 percent to 75.36 billion U.S. dollars.
The trade surplus was 13.39 billion U.S. dollars.
The combined foreign trade in May was worth 164.13 billion U.S. dollars, down 25.9 percent year on year, down 3.1 percent from that for April.
Exports in the five months to May totaled 426.14 billion U.S. dollars, down 21.8 percent, and imports went down 28 percent to 337.34 billion U.S. dollars over the same period.