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TABLE-China's September trade with U.S., EU and key nations

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) - China's imports and exports grew at a faster pace in September than in the previous month, suggesting the world's second-biggest economy is still expanding at a healthy clip despite widespread forecasts of an eventual slowdown. China's imports grew 18.7 percent from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, handily beating analysts' forecast of 13.5 percent and accelerating from a 13.3 percent pace in August. Exports to the United States were a record $40.9 billion in September, creating a record surplus of $28.1 billion with the country. Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in September.

(Trade figures in $ billion, percent changes year-on-year):

Sept-17 Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports +/- Exports

Imports +/-

+/- % y/y % y/y +/- % m/m % m/m

Japan 11.8 15.8 -3.9 0.0% 17.8% 6.1%

10.7%

South 8.9 17.1 -8.3 12.4% 20.6% 2.8%

12.4% Korea

Taiwan 4.1 15.4 -11.3 24.7% 17.8% 8.4%

11.3%

European 31.9 22.7 9.2 10.4% 30.9% -6.6%

0.7% Union

USA 40.9 12.9 28.1 13.8% 15.5% 4.4%

-0.9%

Australia 3.7 8.5 -4.8 1.3% 29.0% 3.8%

26.3%

ASEAN 24.0 22.2 1.9 10.8% 20.2% 3.3%

5.4%

(Reporting by Elias Glenn; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)