The foreign monetary trade volume of Chongqing reached CNY 267.49bln for the first half of this year, increasing by 41.8% year-on-year, according to the Chongqing Administration of Customs on July 15th, 2014.
The imports and exports trade kept at a high-speed of growth while general trade volume decreased. The volume of import and export trade was CNY 163.07bln, accounting for 61% of Chongqing’s total foreign trade volume in this period. The volume of general trade was CNY 71.29bln, decreased by 13.3%.
According to the Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission, Chongqing focused on the export of traditional mechanical and electrical products. However, the growth of IT industries, such as laptops, projectors and printers, changed in pattern. In the first half of this year, Chongqing exported 257.28mln laptops, with a value of CNY 69.79bln and a growth of 36.5%. 63,000 automobiles, with a value of CNY 2.74bln and a growth of 21.7% were also exported.