China: Guangdong’s external trade rises 20 pct in 2007

14 January 2008

Guangzhou, China, 14 Jan – The external trade of China’s Guangdong province totalled US$634 billion in 2007, which was an annual rise of 20.2 percent, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Saturday, citing official statistics.

According to the figures from Guangdong Customs, exports totalled US$369.25 billion, or 22 percent more than in 2006, and imports totalled US$264.8 billion, a rise of 17.5 percent.

Xinhua said that in 2007 Guangdong’s external trade accounted for some 29 percent of the US$2.17 trillion for the whole of China.

The province’s level of external trade has risen by around US$100 billion per year since 2004. (macauhub)

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