Shipping containers are stacked at a port in Tianjin, China, on Jan 16, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)

BEIJING – China's total imports and exports expanded 5.8 percent year-on-year to 13.32 trillion yuan in the first four months of 2023, official data showed Tuesday.

Exports grew 10.6 percent year-on-year while imports rose 0.02 percent in the first four months, it added.

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In US dollar terms, total foreign trade came in at $1.94 trillion in the period, down 1.9 percent year-on-year, according to the General Administration of Customs.

In April alone, foreign trade increased 8.9 percent year-on-year.