Both exports and imports logged double-digit growth in the January-August period, surging 23.2 percent and 24.4 percent from a year earlier, respectively.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region recorded 83.67 billion yuan (about 12.92 billion U.S. dollars) in foreign trade in the first seven months of this year, up 14 percent year on year, local customs has said.
Since March 2021, Xinjiang's foreign trade volume has achieved month-on-month growth for five consecutive months, and in July, it hit a new monthly high for 2021.
Container shipping rates from China and Southeast Asia to the east coast of North America have surpassed $20,000 per twenty-foot equivalent unit, or TEU, CCTV reported on Wednesday.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region registered a year-on-year growth of 19.1 percent in its foreign trade in the first half of this year, local customs said Thursday.