In the first two months this year, the export-import volume reached 6.55 billion USD, up 10.9 percent, according to the report by Zhang Jian, head of Anhui Provincial Department of Commerce. Anhui will strive to attract 5 to 7 World Top 500 enterprises in 2017.
Zhang said on the report that the export-import volume of Anhui hit 44.38 billion USD in 2016, down 7.2 percent. In Jan.-Feb., the export and import grew significantly. In the first two months, Anhui generated 6.55 billion USD of export-import volume, an increase of 10.9 percent. At present, the number of firms which deal in import and export hit 25 thousand. Anhui has built relationship of foreign trade with 222 countries and regions.
By 2021, the export-import volume of Anhui is expected to hit 60 billion USD and direct FDI in Anhui will hit 19 billion USD.