Wed, 27 Jan 2021

HOHHOT, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Fruit and vegetable exports to Mongolia through the border port of Erenhot in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region registered a two-digit growth in the first 10 months, local authorities said.

The total fruit and vegetable exports through the port reached 84,000 tonnes, with trade volume reaching more than 100 million yuan (about 15.14 million U.S. dollars) during the period, up 11.5 percent and 20.3 percent from the same period last year, respectively.

The Erenhot Port, the largest land port on the border between China and Mongolia, has opened a "green channel" for agricultural exports to Mongolia, which has cut the clearance time significantly, said Wang Lei, an official at the port.

With a population of about 3 million, Mongolia mainly relies on China for vegetables. Since the "green channel" was launched in September 2018, fruit and vegetable exports through the Erenhot port has seen double-digit growth.

In 2019, fruit and vegetable exports through the port reached 97,000 tonnes, with a total trade volume of 110 million yuan, up 18.4 percent and 7.5 percent year on year.

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