Foreign trade in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region grew by 3.5 percent year-on-year to a record 486.13 billion yuan ($75.22 billion) in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, customs officials in Nanning said on Friday.
The container throughput of Guangxi's Qinzhou Port reached 4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 32.6 percent.
A shipment of Guangxi dragon fruit has passed customs quarantine control and left for the Netherlands from Yongzhou Customs, part of Nanning Customs, officials from Yongzhou Customs said on Jan 7.
Guangxi has implemented a series of "unconventional measures" to achieve socio-economic development while dealing with COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control over the past year.
A total of 4,596 sets of sea-rail intermodal freight trains were used on the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor in 2020, a substantial increase from the 2019 figure, which stood at 2,243.
The China (Nanning) Cross-border E-Commerce Pilot Zone completed 37.91 million cross-border e-commerce orders in the first 11 months of 2020, with an overall turnover of more than 1.8 billion yuan ($275.38 million), up 211 percent year-on-year.
Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, will move to accelerate the construction of the Nanning core base of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor and will also establish a large-scale big data cluster.