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Chinese mainland's trade with Macao rises 11.8 pct in first 8 months


17:02, October 13, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland's trade with Macao increased by 11.8 percent year-on-year to reach 1.63 billion U.S. dollars during the first eight months of the year, China's top economic planner said Thursday.

The mainland's exports to Macao climbed 9.2 percent year-on-year to hit1.52 billion U.S. dollars during the first eight months, while Macao's exports to the mainland totaled 110 million U.S. dollars, a rise of 63.3 percent year-on-year, according to a statement posted on the National Development and Reform Commission's website.

Mainland authorities approved 189 Macanese investment projects during the period, a year-on-year increase of 16.7 percent, the statement said.

Macao's investment in the mainland fell 11.4 percent from one year earlier to hit 430 million U.S. dollars during the period, according to the statement.


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