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REFILE-China Nov exports rise 21.1% y/y, imports up 4.5% y/y

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BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - China’s exports in November rose 21.1% from a year earlier, after 11.4% growth in October, while imports grew 4.5% last month, from a 4.7% expansion in October, customs data showed on Monday.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast export growth of 12.0% in November from a year earlier, and import growth of 6.1%.

China posted a trade surplus of $75.42 billion in November, compared with a $58.44 billion surplus in October and a forecast from the Reuters poll for a $53.5 billion surplus. (Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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