The surplus in the current account stood at 54.9 billion U.S. dollars in the July-September period, widening from 46.2 billion dollars in the previous quarter, data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) showed Friday.
Goods trade posted a surplus of 135.2 billion dollars while service trade reported a deficit of 72.4 billion dollars.
In the first three quarters, China's current account surplus came in at 143.2 billion dollars.
"China's international balance of payments has maintained a basic equilibrium, with stable cross-border capital flows," noted Wang Chunying, SAFE spokesperson and chief economist.
Considering China's sound economic fundamentals and opening-up moves, the balance of payments will stay stable for the whole year, Wang added.