Xiamen in Fujian province was ranked seventh among China's top 100 cities for foreign trade in 2020, according to a list released by the General Administration of Customs on Oct 20.
Statistics showed that from January to September of this year, Quanzhou Customs issued 21,000 preferential certificates of origin for foreign trade agreements worth $1.22 billion, up 24.1 percent and 55.7 percent year-on-year respectively.
The total retail sales of consumer goods in Fujian province hit 1.02 trillion yuan ($157.13 billion) in the January-June period, a cumulative increase of 17.9 percent.
The gross domestic product of Fujian province increased 12.3 percent year-on-year to 2.29 trillion yuan ($354.10 billion) in the first half of 2021.
Fujian issued an implementation plan recently to optimize its business environment and invigorate the market.
The total value of foreign trade in East China's Fujian province increased 37.7 percent year-on-year in the first two months.
East China's Fujian province outlined development goals for its coastal ports for the period from 2020 to 2035, according to a local news report on Feb 3.
The coastal province of Fujian saw stable economic and social growth last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.