China's exports went up 0.9 percent year on year to $188.54 billion in April, customs data showed on May 8.
Imports were up 0.8 percent to $170.09 billion and total foreign trade volume increased 0.8 percent to $358.63 billion, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said.
Trade balance realized a surplus of $18.45 billion in April, up 1.8 percent year on year, the GAC said.
In light of trade data in April last year being very high, the improvement in trading performances this April is even more impressive, said Xu Gao, chief macro-economy analyst with Everbright Securities. China's foreign trade condition has substantially improved.
During the January to April period, China's foreign trade volume declined 0.5 percent year on year to $1.32 trillion. During the period, exports decreased 2.3 percent year on year while imports went up 1.4 percent.