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

BEIJING, Feb 8 (Reuters) - China's trade machine kicked up a gear in January after stumbling the previous month, with exports and imports both growing much more than expected, getting the economy off to a solid start to the year. January exports rose 11.1 percent from a year earlier, picking up from a 10.9 percent gain in December, official data showed on Thursday, while imports surged 36.9 percent, the General Administration of Customs said. Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in December.

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

Jan-18 Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports Exports Imports +/- % y/y +/- % y/y +/- % m/m +/- % m/m Japan 12.4 13.9 -1.5 1.4% 37.3% -3.9%

-12.2%

South Korea 8.6 16.8 -8.2 9.2% 28.6% -8.4%

-2.5%

Taiwan 4.1 14.6 -10.5 25.4% 41.6% -10.5%

-3.2%

European 33.7 23.8 9.9 10.3% 44.6% -10.6%

3.2% Union

USA 37.6 15.7 21.9 11.1% 26.4% -10.0%

-3.2%

Australia 3.7 9.1 -5.4 0.1% 11.7% -13.3%

20.1%

ASEAN 26.5 24.0 2.5 18.4% 48.3% -6.3%

-1.3%

(Reporting by Elias Glenn; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)