China's Jiangxi sees foreign trade up in Jan-May

Updated: Jun 21, 2022 Xinhua Print
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The first special train running between Yichun, East China's Jiangxi province, and the ASEAN countries via Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, is being loaded at the section No 370 of the Jiangxi provincial bureau of the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration at Yichunxi Railway Station, Jan 27, 2022. [Photo/People's Daily Online]

NANCHANG -- East China's Jiangxi province recorded robust foreign trade growth in the first five months of 2022, according to local customs.

The province's total import and export value grew 34 percent year-on-year to 253.05 billion yuan ($37.5 billion) from January to May, said Nanchang Customs.

Exports rose 39.4 percent year-on-year to 195.06 billion yuan, while imports went up 18.4 percent to 57.99 billion yuan.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United States and the European Union remained Jiangxi's top trading partners in the period.

Jiangxi's trade with countries and regions along the Belt and Road soared to 87.62 billion yuan, up by 60.5 percent compared with the same period in 2021, while its trade with members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership increased by 50.2 percent to 85.95 billion yuan.

The foreign trade of Jiangxi's private enterprises witnessed a strong performance, with the total volume up by 37 percent year-on-year to 188.9 billion yuan, accounting for 74.7 percent of the province's total.

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