Q3 capital account surplus revised to $15.2 bln

21:23, December 28, 2010      

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China revised its third-quarter capital and financial account surplus to 15.2 billion U.S. dollars, up from the previous 5.7 billion, according to the foreign exchange regulator.

The revised capital account surplus showed a decline of 65 percent from the same period one year earlier, China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said in a statement posted Tuesday on its website.

Further, SAFE maintained the third-quarter current account surplus at 102.3 billion U.S. dollars, up 103 percent from one year earlier.

The current account surplus in the first three quarters of 2010 rose 30 percent year on year to 203.9 billion U.S. dollars, while the capital and financial account surplus rose 2 percent to 130.1 billion U.S. dollars and the country' s international reserve assets increased 7 percent to 286 billion U.S. dollars, according to the statement.

Source: Xinhua
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