Gross Value of Imports, Exports Amounts to RMB136.28bn in 2018

Updated : 2019-01-28Source : CCFAO
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According to the information released on January 24, the gross value of imports and exports of Jilin Province amounted to RMB136.28 billion in 2018, an increase of 8.6% year on year. Among them, the imports contributed RMB103.7 billion, an increase of 8.5%, while exports, RMB32.58 billion, a surge of 8.8%.

The main characteristics of foreign trade of Changchun City for the year of 2018 are as follows: the growth rate of Changchun City and Jilin City is higher than that of the whole province, and the decline rate of Yanbian Prefecture continues gets narrowed down. The general trade accounts for nearly 90% and keeps growing. The growth of trade with major trading partners is maintained. The growth of trade with Russia is relatively higher, the trade with Japan declines slightly, while that with ROK shows a downward trend. The trade of foreign-invested enterprises increases slightly, the trade volume of state-owned enterprises grows rapidly, while that of private enterprises drop slightly. More than 80% of imports are mechanical and electrical products. The growth rate of imports of agricultural products goes downward. The export of mechanical and electrical products increases, while that of agricultural products declines.

According to Su Yinghua, Deputy Director of Changchun Customs, Changchun Customs gave full play to the new functions of the Customs as an effort to actively support the development, opening up and high-quality development of Jilin Province. In addition, measures were taken to support the involvement in “Belt and Road” Initiative, strengthen Customs-based international cooperation, play an active role in the construction of “Binhai 2” international transport corridor, support the stable operation of the “Changchun-Manzhouli-Europe” Line, supervise 11,658 import and export containers, 80,000 tons of freights worth RMB3.68 billion, support the incremental operation of Hun-Ma Railway, supervise 2.99 million tons of imported and exported cargos, a surge of 20%, worth RMB1.59 billion, up 56%, and support the approval and operation of domestic and foreign shipping routes including the “Hunchun- Zalubinau-Port of South China”.

In the meantime, supports were given to the optimization of port business environment. The number of Customs certificates required for checking was reduced from 86 to 46, and 78 items of the public and enterprises’ transactions could be handled on a one-time basis. The trade facilitation was promoted due to which the time used for customs clearance was reduced by one third. The promotion of “single service counter” was implemented, which increased the application rate of declaration of imported and exported goods to 100%. The measure “let go first, check later” was taken for five kinds of large-scale resource commodities including iron ore. In addition, the construction of open platforms was supported, and new progress was made in duplicating and promoting innovative systems of free trade zones. The development of key industries was supported and tax burdens totaling RMB640 million were lowered for such key enterprises as automobiles and agricultural products. And supports were also given to the development of border trade and the promotion of rapid growth of export processing businesses, and the development of cross-border e-commerce. Four AEO high-level certified enterprises were re-certified and seven new export food enterprises were registered.