Trade with China exceeds $7bn

From April to Decembertrade with China exceeded US$7 billion, according to a report by the Ministry of Planning and Finance. 

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 billionup US$438 million for the same period last year. 

Exports were US$10.4 billion and imports US$15.3 billion. 

There waa trade deficit of over US$4 billion, which was higher than expected for this fiscal year, the ministry reported.