Officers inspect the exported aquatic and marine products at Maoming Customs. [Photo: Maoming News Network/Luo Huilong]
It is learned from Maoming Customs that the total value of export and import trade in Maoming from January to April 2016 is 2.33 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 0.9%. The export value is 1.49 billion yuan, decreased by 2.6%; the import value is 84 billion yuan, increased by 7.9%.
Data of April shows that the total value of foreign trade is 0.62 billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 11.2%, showing a positive development.
As for the way of trading, general trade accounts for a large proportion and processing trade increases rapidly. From the perspective of the nature of business, private enterprises play a leading role in export and import while foreign-invested enterprises are not so active.
The main export markets are United States, Hong Kong, ASEAN, and EU. Import is mainly from ASEAN, EU, China’s Taiwan, and Brazil.
Imports of edible oil and aromatic hydrocarbon increase quickly but import of cow leather decreases. In the area of export, aquatic and sea products as well as fishing poles rise rapidly but clothes and bamboo products decline on year-on-year basis.
(By Xiangyue, Monica)