Tianjin, a north China port city, chalked up 27.42 billion U.S. dollars worth of exports last year, a year-on-year rise of 31.33 percent.
Tianjin ranked 8th among Chinese provinces and municipalities in terms of 2005 export volumes, according to figures from Tianjin Customs.
Tianjin exported 12.47 billion U.S. dollars worth of high-tech products last year, up 24.47 percent on the previous year. In value, Tianjin's high-tech exports ranked fourth in China following Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces and Shanghai Municipality.
State-owned enterprises in the city exported 3.38 billion US dollars worth of goods last year, a year-on-year rise of 23.78 percent. The city's private businesses exported to the value of 1.46 billion US dollars last year, 2.36 times the figure for the previous year.
Tianjin's exports to the European Union totaled 5.36 billion U.S. dollars in 2005, a year-on-year rise of 49.4 percent; the city's exports to Japan were 2.849 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 19.7 percent on the previous year; and its exports to Russia were 550 million U.S. dollars, 6.02 times the 2004 figure.