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China October exports jump 11.4%, highest in 19 months

Reduced manufacturing capacity elsewhere works in the country's favor

The Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai: The world's second largest economy continued a recovery from the initial impact of the coronavirus crisis earlier this year.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China exports grew at the fastest pace in 19 months in October, while imports also rose, official data showed on Saturday, as the world's second largest economy continued to recover after being hit hard by the coronavirus crisis earlier this year.

Exports in October rose 11.4% from a year earlier, beating analysts' expectations of a 9.3% increase and quickening from a solid 9.9% increase in September.

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