BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The following are China economic news items in brief.
JIANGSU SELLS NEARLY 20 PCT MORE TOYS ABROAD
East China's Jiangsu Province exported 75.7 million U.S. dollars worth of toys in the first five months of this year, a growth of 19.7 percent on the same period of last year, according to the provincial customs.
In May alone, the export value was 18.85 million U.S. dollars, up 37.1 percent year on year, or 13.6 percent month on month.
Of the total exports, toys worth 23.34 million U.S. dollars were sold to the European Union, up 12 percent year on year, and 21.32 million dollars to the United States, up 10.9 percent. The two markets accounted for 59 percent of Jiangsu's toy exports.
A local customs spokesperson attributed the stable growth in toy exports to recovering external economies.
NON-STATE SECTOR'S FOREIGN TRADE UP NEARLY 40 PCT IN SHANGHAI
Shanghai's non-state sector recorded 16.85 billion U.S. dollars in foreign trade in the first five months of this year, a growth of 37.7 percent year-on-year, according to the municipal customs.
The total included 8.58 billion U.S. dollars in export volume, up 23.5 percent, and 8.28 billion dollars in import volume, up 56.3 percent.