KUNMING: Yunnan, the border province of southwestern China witnessed its trade with countries 16 per cent increase in trade growth year accounting 90.7 billion yuan in the Jan.-July period of 2019.

The customs of Kunming, capital of Yunnan, said the trade volume with B&R countries accounted for more than 72 percent of the province’s total import and export.

Yunnan’s export value accounted for 34.4 billion yuan in the first seven months of this year, rising to 22.9 percent year on year, and the import touched 56.4 billion yuan stating a rise of 12.2 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.

According to provincial customs, exports of electromechanical products and fertilizers expanded rapidly, while farm produce and labor-intensive commodities continued to grow. The province has seen the steady growth of energy, metal ores and other imported products.

Source: Xinhua News Agency