Guangdong’s foreign trade rises slightly in first five months

25 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

GUANGZHOU: Foreign trade in south China's Guangdong Province recorded a total of 2.71 trillion yuan (393.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the first five months of the year, up 1.4 percent year on year, customs authorities said Monday.

The foreign trade volume of Guangdong from January to May accounted for 22.4 percent of the total foreign trade volume of the country, according to the Guangdong branch of the General Administration of Customs, reports Xinhua.

The structure of foreign trade has been optimized. From January to May, Guangdong's general trade imports and exports totaled 1.37 trillion yuan, up 5.4 percent year on year, accounting for more than half of Guangdong's foreign trade volume.