More strong growth for China trade in 2004

More strong growth for China trade in 2004

China's foreign trade will continue to grow rapidly in 2004, according to a report released by the Ministry of Commerce.

The report said total trade volume will likely top $1 trillion, an increase of 17 percent over 2003.

The news comes as Beijing takes steps to temper its red-hot economy.

Export volume will total $505 billion while imports reach $495 billion dollars, up 15 percent and 20 percent respectively.