June 8 (Reuters) - China's exports denominated in yuan rose 15.5 percent in May from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Thursday.
* Yuan-denominated imports rose 22.1 percent year-on-year in May.
* That produced a trade balance of +281.60 billion yuan in May.
* Note: Customs is expected to release dollar-denominated trade data later on Thursday. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: [ ] (Reporting By Sue-Lin Wong)