Photo: Aerial photo shows a ro-ro ship waiting to load China-made cars for export at a berth of Port of Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 7, 2020.
NANJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Yangzhou, a major city in east China's Jiangsu Province, saw its exports to countries and regions along the Belt and Road (B&R) routes at 8.54 billion yuan (about 1.26 billion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of this year, up 0.3 percent year on year, according to the local customs.
During the period, mechanical and electric products topped the list of exports from Yangzhou to the B&R countries with the value of 4.5 billion yuan, accounting for 52.6 percent of the city's total exports.
Yangzhou was also a major exporter of medical supplies since the epidemic, which accounted for 19.9 percent of its total exports to B&R countries in the first eight months.
In August alone, Yangzhou's exports to the B&R countries reached 1.11 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.9 percent, marking robust growth from a year-on-year decrease of 12.2 percent in July.
The local customs also noted that the imports from B&R countries during the period from January to August hit 2.11 billion yuan. The top imported products were agricultural products, mechanical and electrical products and organic chemicals.
(Edited by Li Shimeng, Hu Pingchao with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)