An oil tanker berths at Zhoushan Port. [Photo/WeChat account: china-zjftz]
Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province set a record high for exports at 39.37 billion yuan ($6.09 billion) in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 34.8 percent.
Driven by rising oil prices in the international market, the city exported 6.87 million metric tons of refined oil products worth 20.82 billion yuan in the first five months of the year, with year-on-year increases of 140 percent and 94.6 percent respectively.
The exports of the shipbuilding industry in Zhoushan also recovered significantly in the first half of the year as the city exported 4.3 billion yuan worth of ships during the period, a year-on-year increase of 35.7 percent.
In the first six months of the year, the imports and exports in Zhoushan increased 39.4 percent to 114.86 billion yuan, with the city's imports totaling 75.49 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 41.9 percent.