Chinese exports rose 11.6 percent in October compared to the same month last year, the largest one-month increase in 2012, the state-run General Administration of Customs said Saturday.

China's exports were valued at $32 billion, up from $27.7 billion in September.

Last month's uptick - a dose of good news for Beijing at a time when the Chinese economy is showing signs of slowing down - followed news on Friday that the consumer price index rose just 1.7 percent in October from a year ago, the slowest pace in nearly three years.

The easing of inflation concerns gives policymakers room to maneuver in spurring growth, which came in at 7.4 percent in the third quarter, down from 7.6 percent in the previous three-month period.

Imports rose 2.4 percent in October relative to the same month of 2011, while China's trade surplus climbed 6.3 percent in the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period last year. EFE