Among them, Shanghai’s foreign trade import and export exceeded the 4 trillion mark for the first time, reaching 4,061 billion yuan. After Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing also exceeded 3 trillion yuan. Besides, the foreign trade import and export of these three cities has exceeded 10 trillion yuan, accounting for 27.2% of the national total.
Outside of these three major cities, Suzhou, the “best prefecture-level city”, lives alone, with a value of more than 2.5 trillion yuan. While Dongguan, the “world factory”, has reached 1.5 trillion yuan. In addition, Ningbo and Guangzhou have also exceeded 1 trillion yuan. That is to say, by 2021, there are 7 cities whose foreign trade imports and exports has exceeded the 1 trillion yuan mark in China.
From the perspective of the composition of the top 20 cities for import and export, they are mainly municipalities directly under the Central Government, cities under separate state planning, some provincial capitals, and cities with a GDP of trillions such as Suzhou, Dongguan, Wuxi, and Foshan. Among them, what attracts attention is that Jinhua, an ordinary prefecture-level city with a small economic aggregate, also ranks in the top 20.