The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (northwest China) recorded 107.93 billion yuan (about 15.56 billion US dollars) in imports and exports to the member states Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the first half of 2019.
The SCO was established in 2001 by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined as full members in 2017.
During the period, Xinjiang’s exports to SCO member states reached 65.41 billion yuan, up 4.3% year-over-year, while imports totaled 42.52 billion yuan, an increase of 13% , according to Urumqi Customs.
The main products exported to the SCO member states through Xinjiang are mechanical and electrical products, textiles, clothing and footwear, while crude oil and natural gas are the main imported products.
The main trading partners of the ports of Xinjiang with the SCO member states are Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. The inland port of Alashankou and the port of Horgos in Xinjiang are the main commercial ports, according to customs.
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