Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region registered $3.3 billion worth of foreign trade in the
first two months of 2018, up 24.2 percent year-on-year.
According to Urumqi Customs, the region's exports in the period hit $2.7 billion, up by 23.1 percent, while its imports were $560 million, up by 29.5 percent.
Exports were mainly machinery and some labor-intensive products, while imports were mainly agricultural and resource products. Imports of agricultural products grew by 39.8 percent from the same period last year.
Agricultural products from Central Asia are in increasing demand in western China. Xinjiang imported $110 million worth of agricultural products from Central Asia in the first two months of 2018.