The General Administration of Customs announced today that in the first four months of this year, the total value of my country's foreign trade imports and exports was 12.58 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.9%.

Among them, exports were 6.97 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.3%; imports were 5.61 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5%.

  Li Kuiwen, Director of the Statistics and Analysis Department of the General Administration of Customs: Under the increasingly complex and severe external environment faced by my country's foreign trade development, my country's foreign trade import and export continued to grow in the first four months, and the number of foreign trade enterprises with import and export performance increased by 4.7% year-on-year. %.

This fully reflects the characteristics of my country's economy with strong resilience, sufficient potential, wide room for maneuver, and long-term positive fundamentals that will not change. my country's goal of maintaining stability and improving foreign trade throughout the year is still well supported.

  Customs statistics show that my country's foreign trade structure continued to be optimized in the first four months, with general trade imports and exports reaching 8.01 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.2%.

my country's imports and exports to ASEAN, the European Union, the United States and South Korea were 1.84 trillion yuan, 1.73 trillion yuan, 1.56 trillion yuan and 764.92 billion yuan respectively, up 7.2%, 6.8%, 8.7% and 8.4% year-on-year.

ASEAN continues to be my country's largest trading partner, accounting for 14.6% of my country's total foreign trade.

  During the same period, the total import and export between my country and the countries along the “Belt and Road” reached 3.97 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15.4%.

The total import and export volume between my country and the other 14 member countries of RCEP was 3.84 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%.

  Li Kuiwen, Director of the Statistics and Analysis Department of the General Administration of Customs: The continuous optimization of the international market layout with close regional cooperation and diversified trade can not only improve the vitality and potential of my country's foreign trade, but also promote my country and the countries along the "Belt and Road" and RCEP member countries. In the first four months, the growth rate of imports and exports between my country and countries along the “Belt and Road” was 7.5 percentage points higher than the overall growth rate.

  (Headquarters CCTV reporter Sun Shuwen, Kong Lingwen, Zhao Yutong)

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