The Chinese bureau of statistics issued the data for the nation's trade balance in January, where the trade-balance surplus widened to 27.28 billion dollars compared with the prior surplus of 16.52 billion dollars, and it exceeded economists'' forecast of 10.70 billion dollars.

As, the overseas exports exceeded the nation's imports, yet the annual exports in January fell to -0.5% compared with the prior month's reading of 13.4%, but it still above the economists' expectations of -1.5%.

On the other side, the nation's annual imports in January retreated to -15.3% compared with 11.8% a year ago, and it missed expectations of -5.0%.