China's Yunnan reports nearly 60% growth in foreign trade in H1

Xinhua|Updated: July 19, 2021

Southwest China's Yunnan province saw its foreign trade up 58.4 percent in the first half (H1) of 2021, local authorities said Monday.

The total import and export values reached nearly 150 billion yuan (about $23.14 billion) in the period, according to the provincial statistics bureau.

Exports soared to more than 82 billion yuan, marking an approximate increase of 1.17 fold from the same period last year, while imports increased 19.1 percent year-on-year to about 67.3 billion yuan.

The province also witnessed its GDP grow 12 percent to more than 1.27 trillion yuan in the first six months of 2021.

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