Henan's Jan-April import and export value exceeds 260 billion yuan
News from Zhengzhou Customs on May 17 -- In the first 4 months of this year, Henan's import and export value reached 263.85 billion yuan, ranking 9th in China and 1st in Central China, essentially the same as the first quarter. Exports contributed 178.86 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9 percent, while imports contributed 84.99 billion yuan, resulting in a trade surplus of 93.87 billion yuan, up 54.8 percent.
More remarkable progress has been made in expanding into emerging markets for international trade. Specifically, Henan's foreign trade with RCEP member countries increased 3.6 percent year-on-year to 79.82 billion yuan, accounting for 30.3 percent of the province's total, an increase of 1.5 percentage points from the previous year. Besides, its trade with Belt and Road countries and regions increased 10.4 percent year-on-year to 77.68 billion yuan, contributing 29.4 percent to the province's total, 3.1 percentage points more than the previous year. It is worth noting that Henan's foreign trade with the five countries in Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in particular) increased 45.9 percent year-on-year to 1.73 billion yuan.