East China’s Shandong Province, the country’s main agricultural region, saw foreign trade value of agricultural products topping 108.85 billion yuan (15.8 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of the year (H1), up 10.5 percent year on year, ranking first in the country.
The amount accounted for 14.9 percent of China’s total import and export value of agricultural products during the period, according to the province’s customs.
Of the total trade, exports reached 56.2 billion yuan, ranking first in the country, up 7.6 percent year on year. Shandong also imported 52.64 billion yuan of agricultural products, an increase of 13.8 percent over the same period of last year.
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