Xiamen in East China's Fujian ranks sixth on the list of Top 100 foreign trade Chinese cities, released by the General Administration of Customs in China. [Photo/xmnn.cn]
Xiamen in East China's Fujian province was included among the Top 100 foreign trade Chinese cities, according to a recent list issued by the General Administration of Customs in China.
The list showed that the coastal city ranked sixth nationwide and topped Fujian cities with a comprehensive score of 77.8.
The result is based on the assessment of a city's foreign trade levels, estimated financial benefits from foreign trade and its potential -- with Shenzhen, Shanghai and Dongguan placed as the top three.
In the first six months of this year, foreign trade value in Xiamen jumped 3.8 percent year-on-year to 2.95 trillion yuan ($42.97 billion), second only to Shenzhen among the five special economic zones in China.
The value of the city's exports surged 7.9 percent year-on-year to 167.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019, while imports slipped 1.2 percent year-on-year to 128.25 billion yuan.
The trade surplus in the city expanded 55.1 percent to 38.92 billion yuan during the same period.
Notably, Xiamen's import and export value accounted for 46.5 percent of Fujian's total foreign trade, exceeding the combined foreign trade volume of Fuzhou and Quanzhou, two other well-performing cities in Fujian.
In addition, three other Fujian cities were also included on the list, namely, Fuzhou, Quanzhou and Longyan.