[The total value of my country's foreign trade imports and exports in the first half of the year increased by 27.1% year-on-year]
Release date:[2021/7/15] Read a total of [37] time

The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the morning of the 13th. Li Kuiwen, spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Statistical Analysis Department, introduced the import and export situation in the first half of 2021 and answered reporters' questions.


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   Li Kuiwen, spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Statistical Analysis Department:


   Ladies and gentlemen, friends from the press, good morning! Welcome to today's press conference, and it is a pleasure to meet you again. I will first report on my country's foreign trade import and export situation in the first half of this year, and then answer your questions.


   In the first half of this year, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, my country's overall epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development results have continued to consolidate, and foreign trade imports and exports have stabilized and improved, and achieved new success. According to customs statistics, the total value of my country's imports and exports of goods trade in the first half of this year was 18.07 trillion yuan, an increase of 27.1% over the same period last year. Among them, exports were 9.85 trillion yuan, an increase of 28.1%; imports were 8.22 trillion yuan, an increase of 25.9%. Compared with the same period in 2019, imports and exports, exports, and imports increased by 22.8%, 23.8%, and 21.7% respectively. Specifically, it has the following six characteristics:


   First, imports and exports have been increasing year-on-year for 13 consecutive months. In June, my country's foreign trade imports and exports were 3.29 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 22%, and since June 2020, it has achieved positive year-on-year growth for the 13th consecutive month.


  Second, the growth momentum of imports and exports with major trading partners is good. In the first half of the year, my country's imports and exports with the top three trading partners ASEAN, the EU, and the United States were 2.66 trillion, 2.52 trillion, and 2.21 trillion yuan, an increase of 27.8%, 26.7%, and 34.6% respectively; imports and exports to Japan were 1.18 trillion yuan. , An increase of 14.5%. During the same period, my country's imports and exports to countries along the “Belt and Road” and RCEP trading partners increased by 27.5% and 22.7% respectively.


   The third is the rapid growth of general trade import and export. In the first half of the year, my country’s general trade import and export amounted to 11.19 trillion yuan, an increase of 30.7%, accounting for 61.9% of my country’s total foreign trade value, an increase of 1.7% over the same period last year; of which exports were 6.02 trillion yuan, an increase of 32.1%; imports were 5.17 trillion yuan. Yuan, an increase of 29.2%. In the same period, the import and export of processing trade was 3.89 trillion yuan, an increase of 15.8%, accounting for 21.5%.


  Fourth, the status of the main force of private enterprises has been consolidated. In the first half of the year, the import and export of my country's private enterprises was 8.64 trillion yuan, an increase of 35.1%, accounting for 47.8% of my country's total foreign trade value, an increase of 2.8 percentage points from the same period last year, and continuing to rank as my country's largest foreign trade operator. In the same period, the import and export of foreign-invested enterprises was 6.61 trillion yuan, an increase of 19%; the import and export of state-owned enterprises was 2.75 trillion yuan, an increase of 23.8%.


   Fifth, the proportion of exports of mechanical and electrical products has increased. In the first half of the year, my country exported 5.83 trillion yuan of mechanical and electrical products, an increase of 29.5%, accounting for 59.2% of the total export value, an increase of 0.6% over the same period last year; among them, the export of automatic data processing equipment and its parts, mobile phones, and automobiles increased by 17 %, 23.3%, 101.4%. In the same period, exports of labor-intensive products increased by 17.1%, and pharmaceutical materials and medicines increased by 93.6%.


   Sixth, the import volume of bulk commodities such as iron ore and natural gas has increased. In the first half of the year, my country imported 561 million tons of iron ore, an increase of 2.6%; natural gas was 59.819 million tons, an increase of 23.8%; soybeans were 48.895 million tons, an increase of 8.7%; corn was 15.302 million tons, an increase of 318.5 percent; wheat was 5.368 million tons, an increase of 60.1 %. During the same period, imported crude oil was 261 million tons, a decrease of 3%.


   Generally speaking, in the first half of the year, my country’s foreign trade continued the good momentum of the second half of last year, with a rapid growth rate, laying a solid foundation for the steady and high-quality growth of foreign trade throughout the year. The customs will adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, earnestly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, based on the new development stage, implement the new development concept, and build a new development pattern. We will conscientiously implement the "six stability" and "six guarantees" deployment, take more powerful measures to promote the high-quality development of foreign trade, and ensure that the "14th Five-Year" foreign trade has a good start and a good start.


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