Export volume increased 12.5 percent year-on-year, ranking first among all cities on the Chinese mainland for the 31st consecutive year, while total imports and exports exceeded 3.87 trillion yuan, up 5.9 percent.
Amid gloomy forecasts for the global economy in 2024, news of China’s 5.2 percent GDP growth in 2023 was a shot in the arm for a world still beset with regional conflicts, lackluster economic recovery, and mounting geopolitical tension.
The added value of the secondary industry increased by 1.9 percent from a year earlier while that of the tertiary industry up by 6 percent on a yearly basis, according to the official data.
Changzhou joined the club earlier this month, solidifying Jiangsu's status as a leader with the highest number of trillion-yuan cities.
China's continued high-quality growth and the continued progress of Chinese modernization will bring more benefits to the world and contribute more driving forces for global growth, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Jan. 18.