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Top 10 Chinese cities in foreign trade Updated: 2023-04-11

Financial media outlet Yicai released rankings of the top 20 Chinese cities in terms of foreign trade based on data from the General Administration of Customs in the first two months.

Among these 20 cities in terms of import and export, more than a half of these cities are located in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions, and three cities in the central and western regions including Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Chongqing.

Shanghai took the top spot in the ranking of import and export term with the figure up 0.7 percent from a year earlier, followed by Beijing and Shenzhen.

Now, let's take a look at the top 10 Chinese cities in foreign trade.


No 10 Tianjin

Import and export scale: 120.29 billion yuan ($17.5 billion)

Large containerships are busy at Tianjin Port, March 15, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 9 Qingdao

Import and export scale: 124.49 billion yuan

Tourists feed seagulls on a trestle in Qingdao, Shandong province, on March 17, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 8 Xiamen

Import and export scale: 148.23 billion yuan

Containers await shipping at a port in Xiamen, Fujian province. [Photo by WANG XIEYUN/CHINA DAILY]


No 7 Guangzhou

Import and export scale: 149.33 billion yuan

Employees work at the assembly lines of GAC Motor, in Guangzhou of Guangdong province, March 20, 2023. [photo/Xinhua]


No 6 Dongguan

Import and export scale: 168.2 billion yuan

A bulk vessel carrying Brazilian corn to China arrives at a port in Dongguan, Guangdong province, over the weekend. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 5 Ningbo

Import and export scale: 186.6 billion yuan

An industry robot works at the analysis and testing center of Konfoong Materials International Co, Ltd in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, March 21, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 4 Suzhou

Import and export scale: 341.38 billion yuan

This aerial photo taken on March 13, 2023 shows a container terminal of Taicang Port in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 3 Shenzhen

Import and export scale: 466.17 billion yuan

This undated photo shows a bird's eye view of Qianhai of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. [PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY]


No 2 Beijing

Import and export scale: 576.19 billion yuan

The Bell Tower is surrounded by flowers in Beijing, March 30, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 1 Shanghai

Import and export scale: 681.56 billion yuan

A view of Shanghai's Yangshan Port in East China. [Photo/Xinhua]