On September 11 , the head of the Department of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce gave a briefing on China’s foreign trade performance in the first 8 months.
The official said that the beginning of this year , under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and The State Council , the Ministry of Commerce , together with local governments and departments , has made all-out efforts to stabilize foreign trade , achieved positive results . Foreign trade is relatively resilient , rapid growth , more and more stable . In yuan terms , the value of imports and exports from January to August was 24.78 trillion yuan , exports 13.56 trillion yuan and imports 11.22 trillion yuan respectively , hitting a record high for the same period . In August , imports and exports reached 3.43 trillion yuan , exports 1.9 trillion yuan and imports 1.53 trillion yuan , respectively , hitting a monthly high .