China April trade surplus with U.S. widens to $21.34 bln - customs data

BEIJING, May 8 (Reuters) - China's April trade surplus with the United States widened to $21.34 billion compared with a $17.74 billion surplus in March, customs data on Monday showed.

China's overall surplus rose to $38.05 billion in April as its imports rose only 11.9 percent, compared to expectations for an 18.0 percent gain.

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sam Holmes)