China's port city Tianjin sees steady rise in foreign trade in Q1

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TIANJIN, April 28 (Xinhua) -- The northern Chinese port city of  Tianjin saw its foreign trade surge 17.5 percent year on year to 184.9  billion yuan (about 28.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of  this year, data from Tianjin Customs showed.

The city's imports rose 5.7 percent year on year to about 105 billion yuan and exports climbed to approximately 80 billion yuan, up 37.5  percent over the same period last year.

Imports of agricultural products, as well as mechanical and  electrical products, registered strong performances, respectively  accounting for 38.3 percent and 42.6 percent of the city's total in the  first quarter.

Exports of labor-intensive products including textiles, furniture,  plastic products, and mechanical and electrical products continued to  record robust growth.

Tianjin's imports and exports with its major trading partners such as the European Union, the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan  saw expansion, and foreign trade with countries along the Belt and Road rose by 9 percent. Enditem

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