China's trade balance surplus expanded to $13.05 billion during the month of May, compared with a previous surplus of $11.42 billion in April, and the actual reading came lower than the anticipated surplus of $19.30 billion.

Exports rose to 19.4% during the year ended May, from 29.90% a year earlier, and forecasts referred to 20.5%. On the other hand, imports (YoY) inclined 28.4% in April, more than expected 22.0% and the prior reading 21.80%.