Jan. 13, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Guangdong
Province in South China continued to top foreign trade rankings among all provincial-level regions in China last year, according to the latest statistics released by the General Administration of Customs
saw its foreign trade value reach US$913.48 billion last year, 16.4% more than that in 2010.
East China's Jiangsu
Province and Shanghai
came in second and third with foreign trade value of US$539.76 billion and US$437.31 billion in 2011, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 15.9% and 18.5%, respectively.Beijing
was ranked fourth, seeing its export and import value jump 29.1% year on year to US$389.49 billion.
In addition, Zhejiang
Province and Fujian
Province recorded foreign trade value of US$309.4 billion, US$235.99 billion and US$143.56 billion, up 22%, 24.8% and 32% year on year, respectively.
The total export and import value of the seven provinces and municipalities accounted for more than 80% of the country's total.
In terms of export value, Guangdong
was also the largest exporter in the country, with the figure standing at US$531.94 billion, up 17.4% year on year, followed by US$312.62 billion of Jiangsu
Province, US$216.36 billion of Zhejiang
Province, US$209.69 billion of Shanghai
and US$125.79 billion of Shandong
The central and western regions of China experienced higher export growth than the national average last year. There was a 160% surge in the exports of Chongqing
, 82.7% surge in Henan
Province, 55.5% surge in Guizhou
Province and 63.1% surge in the exports of Jiangxi