China's trade surplus surged 30% in October to US$32.5 billion even as export growth slowed, AP reported, citing figures from the national customs agency. It was a new high for the third straight month. Its surplus with the US rose 13.6% to US$17.5 billion and its Europen surplus was up 12.2% to US$15.6 billion. Exports rose just 19.1% to US$128.3 billion, down from 21.5% growth in September and a growth peak of 26.9% in July. Imports rose 12.4% in October to US$93.1 billion, compared with 21.3% growth in September. China's trade surplus over the first 10 months of the year was US$215 billion, a 1% increase over the same period last year. Analysts said the global financial crisis was responsible for slowing export growth that further measures to boost domestic consumption were expected.