CHINA China's Jiangsu sees foreign trade jump in Jan.-May

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China's Jiangsu sees foreign trade jump in Jan.-May

Xinhua

19:58, June 18, 2021

NANJING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Province in east China saw robust foreign trade growth in the first five months of 2021, according to local customs.

An ocean shipping cargo ship unloads cargoes at the container terminal of the Port of Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu province, on July 14, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Total import and export value of Jiangsu, one of the country's major foreign trade hubs, hit over 1.96 trillion yuan (about 304 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-May period, up 20.8 percent year on year, according to data by Nanjing Customs.

Exports soared to over 1.21 trillion yuan, marking a 23.4 percent increase from the same period last year, while imports reached nearly 749 billion yuan, up 16.7 percent year on year.

The province's trade volume with the European Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the United States increased 22.3 percent, 27.1 percent and 22.4 percent, respectively, in the first five months of 2021.

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