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$5.34b of e-commerce trade in half a year

By Yang Fan ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2016-08-25

Guiyang, Guizhou province, has achieved a total trade volume of 37.55 billion yuan ($ 5.34 billion) in e-commerce business during the first half of 2016, according to Guiyang Daily.

This marks a year-on-year increase of 35 percent, ranking it first in the province.

Statistics showed that the city’s trade volume in e-commerce was as much as 53.2 billion yuan in 2015, amounting to 52.4 percent of Guizhou’s total trade volume.

$5.34b of e-commerce trade in half a year

A worker deals with orders online. [Photo/gz.xinhuanet.com]

Guiyang’s development of e-commerce is the result of a concerted drive to grow the sector. As early as 2008, the city enacted a series of policies to support e-commerce and was listed among the first batch of the country’s special zones for e-commerce in 2012.

The city currently has more than 17,400 enterprises engaging in e-commerce, and has one platform, 16 parks and 10 operation centers dealing with e-commerce businesses. More than 240 service stations in the countryside are also available to villagers to help them access e-commerce services.

$5.34b of e-commerce trade in half a year

Nanming E-commerce Industry Cluster District in Guiyang. [Photo/gz.xinhuanet.com]

Edited by James Skinner

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