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Jiaxing ranked 24th nationwide in foreign trade competitiveness

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Oct 22, 2021


Customs officials check cargo waiting to be exported at Jiaxing Port. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province has been ranked 24th among the top 100 cities in China in terms of comprehensive strength in foreign trade in 2020, according to a report released by China Customs, a magazine sponsored by the General Administration of Customs, on Oct 20.

Shenzhen topped the list, followed by Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Xiamen, Ningbo, Tianjin, and Beijing.

In the first second half of the year, the import and export volume of Jiaxing amounted to 175.09 billion yuan ($27.38 billion), a year-on-year increase of 36.8 percent.

The import volume jumped 39.4 percent year-on-year to 46.25 billion yuan while the export value surged 35.9 percent year-on-year to 128.85 billion yuan.

Jiaxing's three largest export markets were the United States, the European Union and ASEAN, with their respective values being 27.49 billion yuan, 23.87 billion yuan and 16.01 billion yuan, year-on-year increases of 39.3 percent, 24.7 percent, and 39.2 percent.

The city's three largest import markets were ASEAN, EU, and Japan with their respective values being 10.33 billion yuan, 6.57 billion yuan and 5.36 billion yuan, year-on-year increases of 133.8 percent, 13.8 percent and 26.9 percent.