We have the confidence to maintain steady growth of foreign trade. The bottom line also comes from more diversified trading partners. Since this year, China has been actively exploiting new markets, optimizing the global market layout, and promoting the expansion of Chinas foreign trade circle of friends through diversified markets. These days, just picked Qinan Peach in Gansu Province went abroad for the first time. It took only two days for the green passage to test and release quickly, from orchard to overseas market.
Customs statistics show that in the first 7 months, China and the countries along the one belt and one road have total import and export volume of 5 trillion and 30 billion yuan, an increase of 10.2%, which is 6 percentage points higher than that of Chinas foreign trade in the same period. At the same time, imports and exports with the European Union increased by 10.8%, imports and exports with ASEAN by 2.35 trillion yuan, an increase of 11.3%, and imports and exports with the United States by 2.1 trillion yuan, a decline of 8.1%. Although the proportion of Chinas trade with the United States fell year on year, Chinas economic and trade contacts with other emerging markets are closer.
Maintaining the steady growth of foreign trade also comes from the continuous tapping of the potential of Chinese enterprises, improving their innovation ability, and using product quality to expand the market and win the market. Not long ago, Argentina opened its first pure electric bus line in China. All electric buses come from a private enterprise in China. With excellent product quality and technology, the companys electric vehicles have been exported to more than 100 countries.
Statistics show that in the first seven months of this year, Chinas private enterprisesimport and export increased by 11.8% year on year, ranking first among all kinds of enterprises, and becoming the main force of Chinas foreign trade growth.