China reports rising exports of cultural products

19 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BEIJING: China's exports of cultural products rose 4.9 percent in 2018 from the previous year to 92.53 billion U.S. dollars, the Ministry of Commerce said.

Exports of Chinese arts and crafts gained 9.9 percent from one year earlier, while publication exports added 5.9 percent, reports Xinhua.

Exports to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative rose to a record high of 16.29 billion U.S. dollars, while exports to BRICS nations and Latin America surged 18.1 percent and 14.5 percent, respectively. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.