December 28, 2018 / 9:27 AM / 8 months ago

China's final third-quarter current account surplus at $23.3 billion: FX regulator

FILE PHOTO: Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, in this March 30, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China had a final current account surplus of $23.3 billion for the third quarter, the foreign exchange regulator said on Friday.

China posted a final capital and financial account surplus of $16.8 billion for the same period, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in a statement.

The final current account deficit for the first three quarters was $5.5 billion while the final capital and financial account surplus was $95.4 billion.

The final net investment showed an inflow of $14 billion in the July-September period, the SAFE added.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk

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