China: Trade surplus widens 31.6bn; exports soar 14.1% (San Francisco) - According to the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, China’s trade surplus widened to 31.6B in December from the previous month’s 19.6B, beating the consensus forecast of 19.7B. Export growth came in much better than expected y/y at 14.1% from 2.9% previously, rebounding from a three-month low. Imports also beat expectations at 6% (cons: 3%) from zero growth last month.