China News Service, Beijing, October 13 (Reporter Liu Liang) According to data released by the General Administration of Customs on the 13th, China's imports and exports with major trading partners have maintained growth in the first three quarters of this year.

Among them, ASEAN continues to maintain its position as China's largest trading partner.

  Data show that in the first three quarters, China's imports and exports to ASEAN were 4.08 trillion yuan (RMB, the same below), an increase of 21.1%.

ASEAN continues to maintain its position as China's largest trading partner, accounting for 14.4% of China's total foreign trade value.

  Li Kuiwen, spokesperson of the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Department of Statistics and Analysis, pointed out at a press conference that day that with the recent spread of the new crown epidemic in Southeast Asia, the main reasons for the rapid growth of China's trade with ASEAN are as follows.

  First, the anti-epidemic cooperation continues to deepen to ensure the smooth flow of bilateral economic and trade exchanges.

China continues to provide support and assistance to relevant ASEAN countries in combating the epidemic in the supply of medical supplies, vaccine production, research and development, and to increase cooperation with ASEAN’s economic areas related to the framework for comprehensive recovery.

In addition, the new western land-sea route train has realized a normal connection with the China-Europe train.

According to relevant data, in the first three quarters, a total of 4,505 sea-rail intermodal trains were operated on the new western land-sea corridor, an increase of 42% year-on-year, and 226,000 TEUs were sent, an increase of 41.9%.

  The second is the in-depth advancement of regional economic integration, which promotes economic and trade cooperation to a new level.

With the continuous release of the policy dividends of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and its upgrade protocol, the level of trade and investment liberalization and facilitation has been continuously improved, and the sense of gain and benefit between the two parties has been further enhanced.

In the first three quarters, China's imports and exports with Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia increased by 19.1%, 23.6%, 25.4%, and 41.5%, respectively, which drove the total growth of imports and exports between China and ASEAN by 18.3%.

  Third, the complementary trade structure has been continuously consolidated, which has stimulated the steady growth of imports and exports.

On the one hand, with the further expansion of consumer demand in the domestic market, China has strong demand for ASEAN metal ore and mineral sands, and agricultural products imports. The import value in the first three quarters increased by 35.9% and 29.7% respectively, which drove a total increase of 3.4% in imports.

On the other hand, since the epidemic, China's exports of automobiles and notebook computers to ASEAN have performed well, with export values ​​increasing by 71.6% and 30.2%, respectively, driving a total export growth of 0.7%.

  The data disclosed on the same day also showed that in the first three quarters of this year, China’s imports and exports to the EU, the United States, Japan and South Korea were 3.88 trillion, 3.52 trillion, 1.78 trillion and 1.7 trillion yuan respectively, an increase of 20.5%, 24.9% and 11.2 respectively. % And 17.3%.

In addition, China's imports and exports to countries along the "Belt and Road" and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) trading partners increased by 23.4% and 19.3% respectively.

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