China's Anhui reports foreign trade growth in H1
HEFEI, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The total import and export of goods in east China's Anhui Province grew 3.4 percent year on year to over 377.55 billion yuan (about 52.81 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2023, local authorities said Wednesday.
During this period, the province's exports increased to 251.26 billion yuan, surging by 14.5 percent over the same period of last year, while its imports stood at 126.29 billion yuan, down 13.4 percent, according to Hefei Customs.
In terms of export items, electric manned vehicles and lithium-ion batteries saw significant growth, reaching 1.69 billion yuan and 7.5 billion yuan, respectively, with year-on-year surges of 152.6 percent and 187 percent.
Trade between Anhui and countries along the Belt and Road soared to 125.2 billion yuan, up 26.8 percent year on year, accounting for 33.2 percent of the province's total foreign trade volume.