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Hunan imports 1.91 bln yuan of consumer goods in Q1

​By Zhang Junmian
​China.org.cn, 05 09, 2018
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Hunan Province imported 1.91 billion yuan (US$298.44 million) of consumer goods in the first quarter of 2018, up 180 percent year on year, marking 15 straight months of growth as of March, according to Changsha Customs District, icswb.com reports.

Customs statistics show that food, tabaco and wine topped the province's imported consumer goods in the first three months. During the period between January and March, it imported 1.45 billion yuan (US$226.56 million) of products under this category, up 1.8 folds over the same period of 2017, accounting for 30.5 percent of China's total imported consumer goods during the same period. Imports of meat reached 670 million yuan (US$104.69 million), up two folds, becoming No. 1 imported consumer goods.

Imports of aquatic products, passenger vehicles, electronic and electrical appliances and cosmetic products were 90 million yuan (US14.06 million), 190 million yuan (US$29.69 million), 90 million yuan (US14.06 million) and 60 million yuan (US$9.38 million), up 75 percent, 151 percent, 130 percent and 70.5 percent, respectively.

The Netherlands was the largest exporter of consumer goods to Hunan. In the first quarter, Hunan imported 370 million yuan (US$57.81 million) worth of consumer goods from the Netherlands, up 230 percent, accounting for 19.3 percent of the provincial total. Its imports from New Zealand and the United States were 260 million yuan (US$40.63 million) and 130 million yuan (US$20.31 million), up 98.1 percent and 100 percent, respectively. 


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