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Southwest China border province sees growing trade with B&R countries

Updated: Aug 14,2019 09:27 AM    Xinhua

KUNMING — The border province of Yunnan in Southwestern China saw its trade with countries along the Belt and Road increase by 16 percent year-on-year to 90.7 billion yuan (about $12.8 billion) in the Jan-July period of 2019.

The customs of Kunming, capital of Yunnan, said the trade volume with B&R countries accounted for more than 72 percent of the province's total import and export.

Yunnan's export volume to B&R countries was 34.4 billion yuan in the first seven months of this year, up 22.9 percent year-on-year, and the import volume reached 56.4 billion yuan, a 12.2 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

According to provincial customs, exports of electromechanical products and fertilizers expanded rapidly, while farm produce and labor-intensive commodities continued to grow. The province has seen the steady growth of energy, metal ores and other imported products.

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