Xinjiang H1 exports hit $9.08 b

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Updated: 2013-07-31

The exports of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region reached $9.08 billion in the first six months of the year, up 24.6 percent year on year, and 14.2 percentage points higher than the country’s average level, Xinjiang People's Broadcasting Station reported, citing official sources.

Statistics released by Urumqi Customs show that Xinjiang products were exported to a total of 164 destinations and Central Asia remains its largest export market.

Exports to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tadzhikistan reached $7.09 billion, accounting for 67.7 percent of the region’s total exports.

Exports to some emerging market, including Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Ukraine and Iran, have greatly increased.

In addition, both the exports of mechanical and electrical products and the traditional labor-intensive products saw a significant increase in the first half of the year. Textile exports from Xinjiang hit $1.06 billion, up 29.2 percent from a year earlier.

According to the statistics, the foreign trade volume of private enterprises in Xinjiang totaled $8.2 billion, accounting for 78 percent of Xinjiang’s total foreign trade volume, and these private enterprises have become the main force of the region's foreign trade.

Edited by Zhou Yuanyuan and Niva Whyman