Chinanews.com, July 13th. Li Kuiwen, spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Statistical Analysis Department, introduced on the 13th that according to customs statistics, the total value of my country’s imports and exports of goods trade in the first half of 2021 was 18.07 trillion yuan, an increase over the same period last year. 27.1%.

Among them, exports were 9.85 trillion yuan, an increase of 28.1%; imports were 8.22 trillion yuan, an increase of 25.9%.

Data map: container terminal.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

  On the 13th, the State Council Information Office held a press conference on the import and export situation in the first half of 2021. Li Kuiwen said at the meeting that in the first half of this year, my country's overall epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development achievements have continued to consolidate, and foreign trade imports and exports have been steadily improving. Make another great achievement.

  Li Kuiwen introduced that according to customs statistics, the total value of my country's imports and exports of goods trade in the first half of this year was 18.07 trillion yuan, an increase of 27.1% over the same period last year.

Among them, exports were 9.85 trillion yuan, an increase of 28.1%; imports were 8.22 trillion yuan, an increase of 25.9%.

Compared with the same period in 2019, imports and exports, exports, and imports increased by 22.8%, 23.8%, and 21.7% respectively.

Specifically, it has the following six characteristics:

  First, imports and exports have been increasing year-on-year for 13 consecutive months.

In June, my country's foreign trade imports and exports reached 3.29 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 22%, and since June 2020, it has achieved positive year-on-year growth for the 13th consecutive month.

  Second, the growth momentum of imports and exports with major trading partners is good.

In the first half of the year, my country’s imports and exports with the top three trading partners ASEAN, the EU, and the United States were 2.66 trillion, 2.52 trillion, and 2.21 trillion yuan, up 27.8%, 26.7%, and 34.6% respectively; imports and exports to Japan were 1.18 trillion yuan. , An increase of 14.5%.

During the same period, my country's imports and exports to countries along the “Belt and Road” and RCEP trading partners increased by 27.5% and 22.7% respectively.

  The third is the rapid growth of general trade import and export.

In the first half of the year, my country’s general trade import and export amounted to 11.19 trillion yuan, an increase of 30.7%, accounting for 61.9% of my country’s total foreign trade value, an increase of 1.7% over the same period last year; of which exports were 6.02 trillion yuan, an increase of 32.1%; imports were 5.17 trillion yuan. Yuan, an increase of 29.2%.

In the same period, the import and export of processing trade was 3.89 trillion yuan, an increase of 15.8%, accounting for 21.5%.

  Fourth, the status of the main force of private enterprises has been consolidated.

In the first half of the year, the import and export of my country's private enterprises was 8.64 trillion yuan, an increase of 35.1%, accounting for 47.8% of my country's total foreign trade value, an increase of 2.8 percentage points from the same period last year, and continuing to rank as my country's largest foreign trade operator.

In the same period, the import and export of foreign-invested enterprises was 6.61 trillion yuan, an increase of 19%; the import and export of state-owned enterprises was 2.75 trillion yuan, an increase of 23.8%.

  Fifth, the proportion of exports of mechanical and electrical products has increased.

In the first half of the year, my country exported 5.83 trillion yuan of mechanical and electrical products, an increase of 29.5%, accounting for 59.2% of the total export value, an increase of 0.6% over the same period last year; among them, exports of automatic data processing equipment and its parts, mobile phones, and automobiles increased by 17 %, 23.3%, 101.4%.

In the same period, exports of labor-intensive products increased by 17.1%, and pharmaceutical materials and medicines increased by 93.6%.

  Sixth, the import volume of bulk commodities such as iron ore and natural gas has increased.

In the first half of the year, my country imported 561 million tons of iron ore, an increase of 2.6%; natural gas was 59.819 million tons, an increase of 23.8%; soybeans were 48.895 million tons, an increase of 8.7%; corn was 15.302 million tons, an increase of 318.5 percent; wheat was 5.368 million tons, an increase of 60.1 %.

During the same period, imported crude oil was 261 million tons, a decrease of 3%.

  "Generally speaking, my country's foreign trade in the first half of the year continued the good momentum of the second half of last year, with a relatively rapid growth rate, laying a solid foundation for the steady and high-quality growth of foreign trade throughout the year." Li Kuiwen said.

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