Tourists pose for photos amid cosmos flowers at Haizhu Wetland Park in Guangzhou, capital of South China”s Guangdong province, on Nov 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU — South China’s Guangdong province saw its foreign trade total 5.68 trillion yuan (about $862 billion) in the first ten months of the year, down 1.6 percent year-on-year, customs authorities said on Monday.

During the period, Guangdong’s exports reached 3.46 trillion yuan, down 1.3 percent year-on-year, while its imports rose 2.1 percent year-on-year to 2.22 trillion yuan, according to the Guangdong branch of the General Administration of Customs.

From January to October, the total foreign trade volume of the province’s private enterprises grew by 6.5 percent year-on-year to 3.14 trillion yuan, logging growth for six straight months and accounting for 55.2 percent of Guangdong’s total.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) remains Guangdong’s largest trade partner, with imports and exports totaling 865.14 billion yuan in the Jan-Oct period, up by 7.3 percent year-on-year.

Via China Daily

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