Latest News:  


China exports account for 11.1% of world trade


08:21, December 27, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's exports accounted for 11.1 percent of world trade during the first three quarters of 2012, up 0.6 percentage point from the same period last year, the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday.

Exports grew faster than those of other major economies during the first nine months despite global economic uncertainties, according to a ministry statement.

During the first ten months of 2012, exports of high-energy-consuming products and products which cause pollution during production, such as non-ferrous metals and steel, fell 7.3 percent year on year to 89.2 billion U.S. dollars, the statement said.

The export volume of energy-intensive and high-polluting products slid 5 percent from one year earlier to 96.03 million tonnes during the ten-month period.

Meanwhile, China's capital goods exports accounted for 30.2 percent of the total exports during the January-October period, up 1.1 percentage points from 2007, according to the statement.

The ministry also said general trade grew while the weighting of processing trade dropped.

General trade amounted to 1.83 trillion U.S. dollars during the first 11 months, accounting for 52.1 percent of the country's total imports and exports.

The processing trade accounted for 34.9 percent of the total imports and exports, down from 45.4 percent one year earlier, according to the statement.

We recommend:

Riding on BJ-GZ high-speed railway

The spending of China's rich

More Chinese cities see home price rise

Santa is coming and China takes a lot more notice

Harbin-Dalian high-speed railway starts operation

Nanjing Yangtze Fourth Bridge to open


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. "Zhoushan" warship in training

  2. Officers and men in winter training

  3. Splendid moments in 2012

  4. 89 children rescued in trafficking crackdown

  5. Unremitting scientific exploration

  6. Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway opens

  7. World's hottest supermodels in 2012

  8. The sexiest female athletes of 2012

Most Popular


  1. Time to abandon obsession with theme parks
  2. No grand glory, but plenty to cheer about
  3. Optimism over China's economy surfaces
  4. Internet gaming: 'A winning gamble'
  5. People have right to know what chickens eat
  6. Catchwords in memory in 2012
  7. Why the young Chinese get physically weaker
  8. Why Discover China is popular in the West
  9. The laughter sounds too harsh
  10. Do not confuse Confucious with Santa Claus

What’s happening in China

Ministry urges school safety after fatal van crash

  1. China to monitor students' fitness nationwide
  2. Military liquor ban drops shares
  3. China helps migrant workers get train tickets
  4. China convicts nearly 30,000 for IPR crimes
  5. Tobacco control plan criticized as 'weak'