(DALIANNEWS)- The city's foreign trade growth was better than expected in the first three quarters of this year, according to Dalian Statistics Bureau.
According to the report, the city's total import and export volume was 340.5 billion yuan, up 9.6% than that of the previous year. Among them, the import volume hit 202.72 billion yuan, an increase of 10.6%, and the export volume hit 137.78 billion yuan, an increase of 5.5%.
Dalian also saw an obvious upgrading trend of the consumer market in the past months. The total retail sales of the social consumer goods totaled 282.19 billion yuan, an increase of 9.3%.
The city's industrial products also saw a stable increase in price. The city's factory gate price of the industrial producers increased by 3.5%, a growth of 0.5% than that of the first half of this year, while the purchase price increased by 8.0%.