[2021 Global Service Trade Conference] China's service trade development index ranks significantly improved

  CCTV News: The 2021 Global Service Trade Conference was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu yesterday (October 13).

The "Global Service Trade Development Index Report (2021)" released at the conference pointed out that China's service trade development index ranks significantly improved.

  The report shows that this year China's service trade development index ranks 14th in the world, an increase of 6 places from the previous year.

Among them, the size index rose from 8th to 4th, the structure index rose from 67th to 53rd, and the status index rose from 8th to 5th.

  From the data point of view, the share of China's total service imports and exports in the world has increased from 6.6% in 2019 to 6.8% in 2020, an increase of 0.2%.

Among them, the proportion of China's service exports in the world has increased from 4.6% to 5.6%, an increase of 1 percentage point. The status of China's service trade in the world has not fallen but has risen.

  The report pointed out that my country's acceleration of the expansion and opening up of the service industry provides a major opportunity for the development of service trade.

At present, my country has established 21 pilot free trade zones. As of 2020, a total of 260 institutional innovations have been replicated and promoted throughout the country.

The comprehensive pilot program for expanding the opening up of the service industry has been expanded from Beijing to Tianjin, Shanghai, Hainan, and Chongqing.

Thanks to the continuous opening up of the service industry, from 2012 to 2019, China's contribution to the growth of global service imports reached 15.7%, driving a 5.5% increase in global service imports.

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