The foreign trade export grew rapidly. In the whole year of 2016, the total amount of imports and exports completed 11.257 billion yuan, year-on-year growth of 1.9%. Among them, the import of 4.778 billion yuan, declined by 14.8%; the export of 6.48 billion yuan, an increase of 19.1%. From the view of main export commodities, agricultural exports 3.773 billion yuan, increased by 30.2%; rolled steel exports 305 million yuan, increased by 26.7%; textile and garment exports 468 million yuan, declined by 5.1%; mechanical and electrical products exports amount of 946 million yuan, declined by 1.7%.
Foreign trade enterprises group continues to grow. At the end of 2016, the enterprise with import and export performance in the whole city reached 304, with 15 new ones. Among them, there are 14 enterprises with the import and export amount over 100 million yuan, 3 enterprises with over billion yuan. With the acceleration of market diversification strategy steps, the city's import and export markets reached 151 countries and regions, with 7 new ones.
Foreign investment in actual use is growing rapidly. In the whole year of 2016, there are 6 newly approved projects with using foreign investment, 74 foreign-invested enterprises at the end of year, added 28 over the previous year. Contractural foreign investment of 1.330 billion yuan in the whole year, declined by 21.4% over the previous year; foreign investment in actual use of 1.033 billion yuan, increased by 25.19% over the previous year.
International economic cooperation continues to deepen. In the whole year of 2016, the actual overseas investment reached 21.455 million yuan, an increase of 55.9% over the previous year; overseas labor output of 2,431 people, an increase of 6.6% over the previous year.