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UPDATE 1-China's Sept export growth tops forecasts, surplus with U.S. record high

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high@ * Sept export growth at 14.5 pct y/y, vs forecast of 8.9 pct * Sept imports +14.3 pct y/y, slightly missing expectations * Sept trade surplus at $31.69 bln, vs Aug surplus of $27.89 bln * Sept surplus with U.S. widens to record high $34.13 bln BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - China reported on Friday an unexpected acceleration in export growth in September and a record trade surplus with the United States, which could exacerbate an already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington. September exports rose 14.5 percent from a year earlier, Chinese customs data showed. That blew past forecasts for an 8.9 percent increase in a Reuters poll and was well above August's 9.8 percent gain. Growth