(DALIANNEWS)- The growth rate of the foreign trade has increased gradually this year in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.
In the first three quarters of this year, the city's self-run import and export hit 340.5 billion yuan, up 9.6 percent than that of the previous year. Among them, the export reached 137.78 billion yuan, up 5.5 percent, and the import was 202.72 billion yuan, up 12.6 percent.
In September, the city of Dalian saw 39.45 billion yuan in import and export, increasing 13.1 percent. Among them, the export hit 16.25 billion yuan and the import reached 23.2 billion yuan, increasing 6.3 percent and 18.4 percent respectively.
According ot the report, the import and export growth rate of the private enterprises is higher than that of other types of the enterprises in Dalian.
In the first three quarters of this year, local private enterprises saw 103.78 billion yuan in import and export, up 18.2 percent than that of the last year and accounting for 30.5 percent of the total volume of Dalian. Among them, the export hit 48.31 billion yuan, up 12.9 percent, and the import saw 55.47 billiopn yuan, up 23.2 percent.
Apart from that, the foreign-invested enterprises saw 165.39 billion yuan in import and export, up 10.2 percent, while the state-owned and state holding enterprises saw 71.33 billion yuan in import and export, dropping 2 percent.