(DALIANNEWS)- According to Dalian Customs, the city’s foreign import and export volume reached 210.67 billion yuan in the first half of this year, up 29 percent than that of the previous year.
Among it, the export volume hit 86.35 billion yuan, increasing 14.6 percent, and the import volume achieved 124.32 billion yuan, up 41.4 percent.
During this period, the city’s foreign trade volume saw an increase of 16 percent to Japan, 3.8 percent to European Union, 22.2 percent to the USA, 31.4 percent to South Korea, and 60.5 percent to Russia.
The foreign-invested enterprises with the foreign trade volume of 102.02 billion yuan, up 20.8 percent, are the driving-force of the import and export in Dalian from January to June this year.
Apart from that, the private enterprises achieved the import and export volume of 56.83 billion yuan, up 32.1 percent, and the state-owned enterprises’ foreign trade volume hit 51.79 billion yuan, increasing 46 percent.
Among the export products, the mechanical and electrical products topped others in foreign trade volume in Dalian from January to June this year.
The export of mechanical and electrical products, agricultural products, hi-tech products, refined oil products, aquatic and seawater products, clothes and ships saw an increase of 9.9 percent, 10.6 percent, 43.4 percent, 11.7 percent, 17.2 percent, 6.4 percent and 2.6 percent respectively.