HEFEI, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — Foreign trade of east China’s Anhui Province rose 10.9 percent to 296.25 billion yuan (about 42.62 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, customs data showed.
From January to July, the province’s exports reached 171.92 billion yuan, up 10.4 percent year on year, while its imports totaled 124.33 billion yuan, up 11.7 percent, according to Hefei customs.
In July alone, Anhui’s imports and exports totaled 52.1 billion yuan, up 20.9 percent year on year, the highest monthly volume since April.
Hefei customs said private enterprises have made a great contribution to the province’s foreign trade, with their imports and exports up 36.1 percent to 29.13 billion yuan in July alone.
The province reported a decline in exports of anti-pandemic supplies and laptops in June and July following a surge of such goods in the first few months of this year.