In July 2022, imports and exports increased by 16.6% year-on-year, and China's foreign trade growth continued to pick up
The General Administration of Customs recently released data that in the first seven months of this year, China's total import and export value of goods trade was 23.6 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.4% over the previous year. Among them, the export was 13.37 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 14.7%; Imports reached 10.23 trillion yuan, up 5.3% year-on-year; The trade surplus was 3.14 trillion yuan, an increase of 62.1%.
Since the beginning of this year, China has effectively coordinated epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. Foreign trade imports and exports have overcome many adverse effects such as the tightening of the external environment and the short-term impact of the epidemic. The cumulative growth rate in the first seven months has reached double digits.
"In July, China's import and export increased by 16.6% year-on-year, continuing the trend of continuous recovery of foreign trade growth since May, and making positive contributions to stabilizing the macro-economic situation." Said Li Kuiwen, director of the statistics and Analysis Department of the General Administration of customs.
The Yangtze River Delta has withstood the test
In July, the year-on-year growth rate was 25.7%, and the contribution rate to the national foreign trade growth exceeded 50%
Entering the distribution warehouse of the Pansheng container supervision station in Baoshan District, Shanghai, the staff are working intensively to carry out the operations of entering, unpacking, checking and lifting out all kinds of goods of different sizes and shapes.
"Since June, the volume of incoming containers and the volume of goods picked up by enterprises have increased significantly, and the logistics is now operating at full capacity." Wei Jianhua and Li Min, customs officers of Shanghai Wusong customs, were busy in the warehouse all morning. They told reporters that in June, Wusong customs supervised and distributed 37000 batches of goods, an increase of 46.3% year-on-year and 3.7 times month on month.
According to the data, in the first seven months, the import and export of three provinces and one city in the Yangtze River Delta increased by 11.7% year-on-year, 2.5 percentage points faster than that in the first half of the year; In July, the year-on-year growth rate was 25.7%, and the contribution rate to the growth of national foreign trade exceeded 50%.
Stabilizing foreign trade and foreign investment concerns the overall economic situation and employment. Since the beginning of this year, China has introduced a series of measures, focusing on stabilizing the industrial chain and supply chain, and helping foreign trade enterprises maintain orders, markets and confidence.
In the first half of the year, Shanghai's foreign trade withstood the test of the epidemic. With the acceleration of the resumption of work and production, the industrial chain and supply chain tended to be repaired, the social operation gradually returned to normal, and the import and export continued to stabilize and recover. In June, foreign trade enterprises went all out. In that month, the import and export of Shanghai and Shanghai port both changed from negative to positive, with year-on-year growth rates of 9.6% and 2.8% respectively, up 46.2% and 41% respectively compared with April.
After entering the stage of economic recovery and revitalization, relevant departments in Shanghai further consolidated and optimized the field operation mode of foreign trade, promoted the consolidation of inspection measures during the epidemic period such as "unaccompanied inspection" and "joint inspection" into a normal mechanism, and improved the satisfaction and sense of achievement of foreign trade enterprises.
On July 12, at the beginning of the night at Shanghai Haitong international automobile terminal, 400 new energy vehicles of BYD brand, under the protection of Shanghai foreign port customs, drove onto the RO ro wheel. With the roar of the whistle, they were successfully shipped and exported to the New Zealand market.
"There are a large number of export vehicles. When all of them arrive at Haitong wharf, there is less than 4 hours left from the berthing time of the equipped ro ro wheel. We will open the 'green channel' as soon as we understand the situation." Chen Jia, chief of the ninth inspection section of Shanghai foreign port customs, introduced that with the full cooperation of the foreign port customs and the port terminal, the whole inspection and release process was completed in only two hours.
In the first half of this year, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port exported 465000 domestic cars, an increase of 30.4% over the same period last year. In June, 71000 domestic cars were exported, up 18.2% month on month, exceeding the level of the same period last year.
In order to further solve the outstanding problems of foreign-funded enterprises in terms of personnel entry and exit and factor guarantee, the general office of the Zhejiang Provincial People's government recently issued the "ten measures on supporting stable foreign trade and foreign investment" to ensure smooth "going out" and "bringing in". Zhejiang will further expand the coverage of export credit insurance and strive to achieve full coverage of relevant enterprises. According to the data of Hangzhou Customs, in the first half of this year, the import and export of Zhejiang Province was 2.26 trillion yuan, an increase of 17.3% over the previous year. Among them, the export was 1.66 trillion yuan, an increase of 20.3%, and the import was 594.74 billion yuan, an increase of 9.8%.