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

BEIJING, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's exports and imports unexpectedly accelerated last month in an encouraging sign for the world's second-biggest economy. Exports in November rose 12.3 percent year-on-year, the fastest pace in eight months, led by strong sales of electronics and high-tech goods, while commodity purchases helped lift imports. The number beat analysts' forecast of a 5.0 percent increase and compared with 6.9 percent growth in October. Imports grew 17.7 percent year-on-year in November, the General Administration of Customs said, also well above expectations of 11.3 percent growth and rising at the fastest pace since September. Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in November.

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

Nov-17 Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports Exports Imports +/- % y/y +/- % y/y +/- % m/m +/- % m/m Japan 13.3 15.5 -2.1 9.4% 13.4% 14.1%

13.1%

South Korea 10.0 17.8 -7.8 13.8% 18.6% 19.8%

16.2%

Taiwan 4.1 16.2 -12.1 4.5% 15.1% 11.7%

14.6%

European Union 33.9 23.0 10.9 13.2% 23.4% 10.9%

19.6%

USA 42.1 14.2 27.9 14.3% 4.2% 11.5%

27.8%

Australia 4.4 8.4 -3.9 18.9% 24.3% 15.7%

4.5%

ASEAN 29.0 24.2 4.8 18.8% 17.7% 18.9%

17.2%

(Reporting by Elias Glenn; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)