China's Tibet sees foreign trade up 88.3 pct in 2021-Xinhua

China's Tibet sees foreign trade up 88.3 pct in 2021

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-02-01 09:39:46

LHASA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Foreign trade of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region surged 88.3 percent year on year in 2021, according to data from local customs.

Tibet's imports and exports exceeded 4 billion yuan (about 632 million U.S. dollars) last year, the customs in Lhasa, the regional capital, said.

Combined exports rose 74.1 percent year on year to about 2.25 billion yuan, while imports rose 110 percent to 1.76 billion yuan, with a trade surplus of 488 million yuan.

In 2021, Tibet exported specialty agricultural and animal husbandry products worth over 30 million yuan, including matsutake and black tea, said Li Jin, head of the customs.

Nepal remains the region's largest trading partner, with Tibet's exports to the country expanding 69.4 percent year on year to 1.8 billion yuan.