Import and export of TBNA remained stable in the first quarter

稿源:津滨网   编辑:王宁   2020-05-14 16:48

According to statistics from Tianjin Customs, in the first quarter of this year, the total value of imports and exports of Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA for short) was 116.66 billion yuan, a decrease of 0.1% over the same period last year, and remained basically stable. Among them, exports were 34.08 billion yuan, down 6.7%; imports were 82.58 billion yuan, up 2.9%. TBNA's imports and exports accounted for 74.2% of Tianjin's total imports and exports, an increase of 5.2 percentage points from last year.


It is worth noting that in the first quarter, the import and export trade volume of TBNA to 64 countries along the “Belt and Road” Initiative reached 28.84 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 24.4%, which was 24.5 percentage points higher than the growth rate of TBNA's foreign trade. Deepening foreign trade cooperation with countries along the “Belt and Road” Initiative has further expanded the development space of the Binhai New Area's foreign trade and has become an important factor in maintaining the stability of foreign trade.


Affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the import and export value of TBNA dropped significantly in February. With the comprehensive advancement of resumption of work and production, the foreign trade of TBNA has grown strongly. The total value of imports and exports in March reached 43.3 billion yuan, an increase of 4.1% year-on-year and an increase of 47% month-on-month.


In the first quarter of this year, the demand for key consumer goods in the TBNA was strong, driving imports to grow rapidly. Imported meat products were 9.64 billion yuan, an increase of 4.8 times year-on-year, of which pork imports were 5.31 billion yuan, an increase of 18.9 times; imported soybeans were 2.69 billion yuan, an increase of 1.9 times. The large volume of imports of consumer goods has effectively guaranteed the stability of market supply and the prices of key livelihood commodities around the Spring Festival.