China’s trade surplus plunged to US$13.84 billion in April 2019 from US$ 26.21 billion in the same month a year earlier. Year-on-year, imports advanced by 4.0% to US$179.65 billion, while export fell 2.7% to US$193.49 billion. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade surplus widened to US$90.16 billion from US$70.94 billion in the corresponding period 2018. The trade surplus with the US, China’s largest export market, was at US$21.01 billion in April, little-changed from a surplus US$20.50 billion in March.