Manzhouli checkpoint trade cargo to top 28 million tonnes this year

2012 03 25

MANZHOULI customs checkpoint, in north China's Inner Mongolia, is expecting to see trade volume reach 28.11 million tonnes by the end of the year, and increase of 5.7 per cent year on year, Xinhua reports.

During the first two months of this year, the checkpoint handled 4.16 million tonnes of imports and exports, up 24.1 per cent year on year.

In 2011, Manzhouli checkpoint recorded a throughput of 26.6 million tonnes. Foreign trade value increased 9.4 per cent to US$3.5 billion. It was named one of the top 10 timber import checkpoints in China last year and resumed import of coal. Its import of mineral powder, timber and export of mineral products and construction material all recorded robust growth of over 20 per cent.

Manzhouli is the largest overland checkpoint in China. It handles 70 per cent of the Sino-Russian trade cargo.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News

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