The general administration of customs released the foreign trades of the first four months this year on May 8, 2018. According to the customs statistics, in the first four months of 2018, gross import and export value amounted 9.11 trillion yuan, compared with the same time last year (deduction of the exchange rate factor. similarly hereinafter) increased by 8.9%.Of which, exports 4.81 trillion yuan, increased 6.4%; imports 4.30 trillion yuan, increased 11.7%. Accumulation trade surplus attained 506.24 billion yuan, decreased 24.1%.
In April, the customs statistical data demonstrated that gross imports and exports achieved 2.36 trillion yuan, increased 7.2% year-on-year. Of which, exports attained 1.27 trillion yuan, increased 3.7%; imports attained 1.06 trillion yuan, increased by 11.6%. The trade surplus attained 182.8 billion yuan, idecreased 27%.