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CORRECTED-TABLE-China's Sept trade with U.S., EU and key economies

(Corrects export and import year-on-year and month-on-month growth figures throughout in the table) BEIJING, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China's exports fell at a faster pace in September while imports contracted for a fifth straight month, pointing to further weakness in the economy and underlining the need for more stimulus as the Sino-U.S. trade war drags on. Exports fell 3.2% from a year earlier, the biggest fall since February, customs data showed on Monday. Analysts had expected a 3% decline in a Reuters poll after August's 1% drop. Meanwhile, China's imports dropped 8.5% after August's 5.6% decline, to the hit its lowest level since May. Analysts had expected a fall of 5.2%. Last month saw a renewed escalation in a year-long trade row, with Washington imposing 15% tariffs on more than $125 billion in Chinese imports from Sept. 1, and Beijing hitting back with retaliatory levies. Following talks last week, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end the trade war and suspended a threatened tariff hike set for Oct. 15, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done before an accord could be agreed.

Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in September.

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

Imports +/-

($bln) ($bln) ($bln) +/- % y/y % y/y % m/m % m/mJapan 12.9 15.2 -2.3 -5.0% -6.7% 9.4%

5.5%

South 8.7 15.0 -6.3 -5.1% -27.0% 2.4%

3.3% Korea

Taiwan 4.9 15.6 -10.7 14.2% -7.7% 3.9%

-0.3%

Europea 37.5 23.1 14.4 0.1% -6.5% -1.8%

-1.9% n Union

USA 36.5 10.6 25.9 -21.9% -15.7% -2.2%

2.3%

Austral 4.7 11.0 -6.3 8.7% 25.9% 30.3%

-7.6% ia

ASEAN 30.1 27.3 2.8 9.7% 3.4% 0.3%

6.9%

Source: Reuters calculations based on customs data

(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk)