China's exports saw the fastest growth in 19 months, expanding by 15.3 percent from a year ago to 213.7 billion U.S. dollars in September, customs data showed on Monday.
Imports increased 7 percent year on year to 182.7 billion U.S. dollars and total foreign trade volume rose 11.3 percent to 396.4 billion U.S. dollars, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said.
The growth rate in imports in September also marked the highest level since December 2013, according to GAC.
Trade surplus in September more than double from last year to 31 billion U.S. dollars, compared with 49.8 billion U.S. dollars seen in August.
For the January-September period, China's foreign trade added 3.3 percent year on year to reach 3.16 trillion U.S. dollars, with exports up 5.1 percent at 1.7 trillion U.S. dollars, imports up 1.3 percent at 1.46 trillion U.S. dollars.
Trade surplus in the first three quarters expanded by 37.8 percent from previous year to 231.6 billion U.S. dollars.