The first month of 2017 Yangzhou foreign trade import and export got a flying start. According to the statistics that Yangzhou Customs published, in January this year, the total import and export of Yangzhou foreign trade is 6.191 billion yuan, an increase of 12.2% over the same period of last year. Among them, the exports totaled 4.753 billion yuan, an increase of 11.2%, imports totaled 1.438 billion yuan, an increase of 15.5%.
According to the relevant person in charge of Yangzhou Customs, this year Yangzhou foreign trade achieves a good start, mainly due to the country promote the growth of foreign trade and gradual implementation of a series of policy measures, the quality and efficiency of the development of foreign trade further improved and the structure of foreign trade constantly optimized. In January, the city's general trade import and export totaled 4.426 billion yuan, an increase of 12.8%, accounting for 68.58% of the city's total foreign trade. At the same time, the endogenous of foreign trade further increased, the import and export of private enterprises continued last year's growth, the imports and exports in January totaled 2.856 billion yuan, an increase of 30.1%, accounting for 46.14% of the city's total foreign trade.
Mechanical and electrical products, chemical products continued to expand, the import and export in January totaled 3.020 billion yuan, 1.089 billion yuan respectively, an increase of 5.3%, 25.4% over the same period of last year. At the same time, the import and export on ASEAN, Japan, Australia and other major trading partners showed double-digit growth. “One Belt and One Road” effect shows, give a new vitality to the city's foreign trade. In January, Yangzhou achieved rapid growth in many countries along “One Belt and One Road” of the imports and exports, among them, the imports and exports of Russia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan respectively increased 138.7%, 43.1%, 70.2% and 38.1%.