China's foreign trade increased by 3.4 percent to 31.54 trillion yuan ($4.57 trillion) in 2019, a slowdown of 6.3 percentage points from the previous year.

Exports grew by 5 percent in 2019 to 17.23 trillion yuan, while imports increased by 1.6 percent to 14.31 trillion yuan, data released Tuesday by the General Administration of Customs showed. EFE-EPA