China customs tempers expectations for China's foreign trade growth in 2018

BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - It will be hard for China's foreign trade growth to remain in the double digits this year, Huang Songping, spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, said on Friday.

China's exports denominated in yuan rose 10.8 percent year-on-year in 2017, customs data showed earlier in the day, while yuan-denominated imports rose 18.7 percent last year.

(Reporting by Yawen Chen and Elias Glenn; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)