Foreign trade in East China's Fujian province totaled 287.42 billion yuan ($40.62 billion) in the first quarter of this year, a decrease of 3.6 percent year-on-year, according to statistics released by Fuzhou Customs.
In the first quarter of 2020, online retail sales in Quanzhou, a city in East China’s Fujian province, hit 38.15 billion yuan ($5.4 billion), achieving year-on-year growth of 6.1 percent which was 8.5 percentage points higher than that of the province, according to the Quanzhou E-commerce Center.
East China's Fujian province is gradually reviving economic activity and taking measures to create a better business environment and more development opportunities for foreign enterprises.
Zhangzhou CIMC Container Co Ltd, Fujian's largest container manufacturer, has managed to sustain growth by shifting its focus to the production of special containers.
Lianjiang county in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, announced a total of 104 projects worth 78.66 billion yuan ($11 billion) this year, as the county looks to develop its marine economy.
Local authorities have made significant efforts to help enterprises resume production in an orderly manner.
The China-Europe Railway Express (Xiamen) saw sharp growth in the first two months of this year.
Fujian province will further implement innovation-driven development to pursue economic transformation and upgrading and realize high-quality economic development, according to the government work report released by Tang Dengjie, governor of the province, at the third session of the 13th Fujian Provincial People's Congress in Fuzhou Jan 11.