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UPDATED: 13:18, January 21, 2006
Central China province sees foreign trade growth in 2005
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Foreign trade in central China's Henan Province grew 17 percent year-on-year to record high 7.737 billion US dollars in 2005, local Customs statistics show.

This included 5.102 billion dollars of exports, up 22.2 percent year-on-year, and 2.635 billion dollars of imports, up 8.1 percent year-on-year, according to the statistics of the Customs of Zhengzhou,capital of Henan.

Asia remains the largest trading market of Henan, with a total export volume of 2.5 billion dollars during the Jan.-Nov. period last year, a rise of 16 percent year-on-year, statistics show. The figure accounts for 54 percent of the province's total exports in the period.

Europe and North America are Henan's second and third largest trading market in 2005 with a total export volume of 789 million dollars and 779 million dollars, up 40.7 and 46.2 percent respectively.

The export to Africa grew by 42 percent to 284 million dollars in the first 11 months of 2005, making the remote continent the fourth export market of Henan.

Source: Xinhua

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