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A few days ago, the Press Conference on the Import and Export of Yiwu Foreign Trade in the first half year of 2018 indicated that from January to June this year, the foreign trade of Yiwu grew steadily, and the quality of import and export continued to be optimized. According to data provided by Yiwu Customs, in the first half year of 2018, the total import and export values of Yiwu were 124 billion yuan, an increase of 9.2%, the growth rate was 0.3 and 1.3 percentage points higher than that of the whole country and the province respectively, and the import and export volume accounted for 9.3% of the volume in Zhejiang Province.
With the deepening of the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiatives and the opening of many trains in “Madrid-Yiwu Train”, as the largest market for small commodities exports. Many business households in Yiwu have begun to develop and explore the market of countries and regions along the route with the help of the “Belt and Road” initiatives, and have achieved gratifying results. The data shows that in the first half of this year, “Madrid-Yiwu Train” developed well. Yiwu Customs has supervised a total of 11,250 container in China-European railway express, an increase of 115.52% over the same period of last year. The cumulative value of imports and exports was 3.62 billion yuan, a doubling. Driven by the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiatives, the imports and exports of Yiwu to the countries along the route in the first half of the year has reached 62.72 billion yuan, an increase of 7.3%. The trade volume accounted for 50.6% of total import and export value in the city, and the contribution rate for city’s foreign trade growth reached 40.9. %.