The general administration of customs released the foreign trades of the first five months this year on June 8, 2018 According to the customs statistics, in the first five months of 2018, gross import and export value amounted 11.63 trillion yuan, compared with the same time last year (deduction of the exchange rate factor. similarly hereinafter) increased by 8.8%.Of which, exports 6.14 trillion yuan, increased 5.5%; imports 5.49 trillion yuan, increased 12.6%. Accumulation trade surplus attained 649.8 billion yuan, decreased31%.
In May, the customs statistical data demonstrated that gross imports and exports achieved 2.53 trillion yuan, increased 8.6% year-on-year. Of which, exports attained 1.34 trillion yuan, increased 3.2%; imports attained 1.19 trillion yuan, up by 15.6%. The trade surplus attained 156.5 billion yuan, decreased 43.1%.