East China's Jiangsu province exported $75.7 million worth of toys in the first five months of this year, a growth of 19.7 percent on the same period of last year, according to the provincial customs.
In May alone, the export value was $18.85 million, up 37.1 percent year-on-year, or 13.6 percent month-on-month.
Of the total exports, toys worth $23.34 million were sold to the European Union, up 12 percent year-on-year, and $21.32 millionto the United States, up 10.9 percent. The two markets accounted for 59 percent of Jiangsu's toy exports.
A local customs spokesperson attributed the stable growth in toy exports to recovering external economies.