The recently released "China's top 200 foreign trade enterprises in 2008" report shows that the nation's top 200 exporters realized a total of 367.53 billion USD in export value in 2008, up 21.3 percent year-on-year and 4.1 percentage points higher than the average growth rate of the nation's total exports in the corresponding period. In that year, the amount exported by the top 200 exporters accounted for 25.7 percent of the nation's total exports.
The report, published in "China Customs" magazine, analyzes China's foreign trade leaders and interprets the development of and changes in China's foreign trade industry in 2008, solely based on statistics from the General Administration of Customs.
Affected by the international financial crisis and other factors, in 2008, China's foreign trade growth rate dropped to its lowest point in the seven years since the nation joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). The growth rate was a mere 17.8 percent, down 5.7 percentage points year-on-year. However the "China's top 200 foreign trade enterprises in 2008" report indicates that even when foreign trade is facing severe challenges, the top 200 enterprises nevertheless delivered outstanding performances and serve as a benchmark and a banner for China's foreign trade.
Information shows that "China Customs" magazine has issued the "China's top 200 foreign trade enterprises" report for eight consecutive years, providing an authoritative basis for research and policy-making on China's foreign trade.
By People's Daily Online