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China's total trade volume tops world in 2013

2014-02-27 10:53 Global Times Web Editor: qindexing

China's total trade volume in goods ranked No.1 in the world in 2013 compared with 32nd in 1978, Ministry of Commerce Spokesman Shen Danyang said at a seminar held in Beijing on Wednesday.

The total volume increased 201 times from $20.6 billion in 1978 to about $4,160 billion in 2013, Shen said.

The proportion of China's trade in goods to the world total had grown from less than 1 percent in 1978 to about 12 percent in 2013, Shen said.

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