From January to October of 2023, Henan's import and export value reached 657.23 billion yuan, among which 427.1 billion yuan was contributed by export while 230.13 billion yuan by import, resulting in a trade surplus of 196.97 billion yuan, up 20.8 percent year-on-year, said a source from Zhengzhou Customs on December 16. In October alone, Henan's foreign trade value expanded 7.6 percent month-on-month to 85.65 billion yuan, reporting a steady growth for two consecutive months.
Zhengzhou Customs officers inspect a batch of cross-border goods. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
Number of foreign trade enterprises exceeded 10 thousand, up nearly 10 percent
In the first 10 months this year, the number of foreign trade enterprises with actual import and export revenues in Henan reached 11,140, an increase of 926 or 9.1 percent year-on-year. Besides, the number of major enterprises with their import and export value exceeding 50 million yuan in Henan jumped from 810 to 861, contributing 90.6 percent to Henan's total import and export volume.
Henan's foreign trade value with countries along the Belt and Road reached 289.01 billion yuan
During the January to October period, the US, the ASEAN, the EU, South Korea and China's Taiwan region remained Henan's top five trade partners, with whom Henan's import and export trade value stood at 125.26 billion yuan, 85.41 billion yuan, 73.78 billion yuan, 59.04 billion yuan and 46.4 billion yuan respectively. They contributed 59.3 percent to the province's total foreign trade value. Besides, during the same period, Henan's foreign trade value with the countries along the Belt and Road reached 289.01 billion yuan, accounting for 44 percent of the provincial total, 3 percentage points higher than the same period last year, while with the RCEP member countries 197.65 billion yuan, accounting for 30.1 percent of the provincial total, 0.4 percentage points higher.
Foreign trade value of Xinzheng Comprehensive Bonded Zone totaled 327.54 billion yuan, ranking 2nd in China
Over the past 10 months, the import and export value of Henan's comprehensive bonded zones totaled 353.74 billion yuan, accounting for 53.8 percent of the provincial total, of which 327.54 billion yuan was contributed by Xinzheng Comprehensive Bonded Zone, ranking 2nd among all the comprehensive bonded zones in China. Besides, the import and export value of Henan's bonded logistics centers saw a year-on-year increase of 19.4 percent to 5.92 billion yuan, among which 2.96 billion yuan was contributed by Shangqiu Bonded Logistics Center (Type B), with a year-on-year increase of 4.2 percent, ranking 11th among all the bonded logistics centers in China. In addition, foreign trade value of Kaifeng area of China (Henan) Pilot Free Trade Zone saw a year-on-year increase of 128.1 percent to 3.87 billion yuan. (Chinese source: dahe.cn Reporter: He Zhiquan Translator: Yang Jiaxin Proofreader: Ding Lan)