Hainan’s foreign trade up 6.8pc in ’19

21 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

HAIKOU: The foreign trade volume of south China’s Hainan Province reached 90.59 billion yuan (about 13.21 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, up 6.8 percent year on year, according to the Haikou Customs.

The province’s exports hit 34.37 billion yuan in 2019, with a year-on-year increase of 15.4 percent, and the imports increased 2.1 percent to 56.22 billion yuan last year, reports Xinhua.

The duty-free imports showed a robust growth last year, surging by 89.7 percent to 13.27 billion yuan.

Hainan has trade connections with 183 countries and regions, up 13.7 percent from the previous year, said Ju Chunmei, an official with the Haikou Customs.