From April to December, trade with China exceeded US$7 billi
Trade reached US$8.6 billion, with exports of US$3.4 billion and imports of US$4.1 billion, topping the list of trading partners.
From April 1 last year to March 3, trade amounted to US$25.8 billion, up US$438 million for the same period last year.
Exports were US$10.4 billion and imports US$15.3 billion.
There was a trade deficit of over US$4 billion, which was higher than expected for this fiscal year, the ministry reported.