Cross-straits trade up 34.8% in H1Updated: 2013-07-30 17:33
The mainland's exports to Taiwan from January to June were worth $21.01 billion, up 27.4 percent year on year, while its imports from the island stood at $80.12 billion, an increase of 36.9 percent year on year, ministry figures showed.
Cross-straits trade in June was worth $14.17 billion, down 12.7 percent from the previous month.
During the first half, the mainland approved 983 Taiwan investment projects, down 10 percent year on year. The actual use of investment reached $1.26 billion, down 22 percent year on year.
As of June 2013, the mainland had approved 88,984 Taiwan investment projects with a cumulative investment of $58.31 billion, accounting for 4.4 percent of the total investment the mainland has attracted from outside.
Taiwan is the mainland's fourth-biggest import source and seventh-biggest trade partner, according to the ministry.