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

BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) - China's imports and exports grew at a slower pace in October than in the previous month, suggesting a slight slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

October exports rose 6.9 percent from a year earlier, slightly lagging analysts' forecast of a 7.2 percent increase, compared to 8.1 percent growth in September, official data showed on Wednesday. Imports grew 17.2 percent year-on-year in October, beating forecast of 16.0 percent growth but slightly slower than the 18.7 percent rise in September. Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in October.

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

Oct-17 Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports Exports Imports +/- % y/y +/- % y/y +/- % m/m +/- % m/m Japan 11.7 13.7 -2.0 5.7% 13.4% -1.2%

-13.1%

South Korea 8.3 15.3 -7.0 4.8% 16.9% -6.0%

-10.5%

Taiwan 3.7 14.1 -10.4 6.5% 13.0% -9.5%

-8.4%

European Union 30.6 19.3 11.3 11.4% 25.3% -4.2%

-15.0%

USA 37.8 11.1 26.6 8.3% 4.3% -7.8%

-13.4%

Australia 3.8 8.0 -4.2 14.8% 24.6% 4.4%

-5.8%

ASEAN 24.4 20.7 3.7 10.1% 20.6% 1.5%

-6.8%

(Reporting by Elias Glenn; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)