Zhanjiang's foreign trade exceeds 15b yuan in the first five months of 2019
The city of Zhanjiang [Photo/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
In the first five months of this year, the total foreign trade value of Zhanjiang reached 15.15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), a year-on-year increase of 17.5 percent. The total value of exports was 7.7 billion yuan, up 11 percent year-on-year, and the total value of imports was 7.45 billion yuan, up 25.2 percent year-on-year.
In the first five months of 2019, the general trade import and export was 12.1 billion yuan, an increase of 13.8 percent, accounting for 79.8 percent of Zhanjiang's total foreign trade value. The import and export of private enterprises was 7.48 billion yuan, an increase of 23.3 percent, accounting for 49.4 percent of the total foreign trade value.
The EU, ASEAN, and Africa were the main export markets, with Brazil, Australia, and ASEAN as the main import markets. In the first five months of the year, the export of mechanical and electrical products was 1.58 billion yuan, an increase of nearly 30 percent, and the export of textile and garment was 1.05 billion yuan, an increase of 2.8 times. In addition, iron ore, agricultural products, and coal were the main imported commodities and all achieved rapid growth.