In the context of overall data decline, the performance of private enterprises is remarkable.
According to the statistics of the General Administration of Customs, in the first two months, the import and export of private enterprises reached 1.73 trillion RMB, a decrease of 6.6%, which was 3 percentage points less than the overall decline, accounting for 41.9% of China ’s total foreign trade value, an increase of 1.3 percentage points from the same period last year. Among them, exports were 1.05 trillion RMB, down 12.8%, accounting for 51.6% of total exports; imports were 672.42 billion RMB, up 5.1%, accounting for 32.3% of total imports.
Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, believes that the impact of the epidemic on foreign trade may not yet be fully apparent. After entering March, whether foreign trade enterprises can resume large-scale production is still facing a big test. If they are unable to resume production to a large scale, foreign trade will still face tremendous pressure. At present, major foreign trade provinces such as Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang have been vigorously promoting the resumption of production and production, but foreign trade enterprises still face many problems, such as shortage of raw materials and poor logistics and transportation.
It is worth noting that according to the customs data monitoring situation, the value of foreign trade imports and exports increased in February, and the amount of customs declarations filed by enterprises increased gradually. According to a survey of 2552 foreign trade sample enterprises, 80.6% of the enterprises have resumed work.
The General Administration of Customs believes that although the new coronary pneumonia epidemic will have a certain impact on foreign trade imports and exports in a short period of time, China’s foreign trade development has strong resilience, and enterprises’ adaptability and market development ability are also strong. During this time, the company actively negotiated with foreign parties to properly extend the order delivery period and work overtime to complete the order task. Relevant departments have also issued a series of policies and measures to support enterprises in overcoming difficulties, and fully support the resumption of production and production of foreign trade enterprises and the steady growth of foreign trade.
Jianping Zhang told the reporter of “Daily Economic News” that the impact of the epidemic on foreign trade is temporary, and the fundamentals of China’s stable foreign trade have not changed. “For enterprises, it is necessary to make full use of government policies and business association resources during this period, strengthen international coordination, and minimize losses.”