TAIYUAN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- North China's coal-rich province of Shanxi saw 18.3 percent year-on-year growth in trade with countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) in the first two months of 2023, local authorities have said.
Trade between Shanxi and B&R countries totaled 7.74 billion yuan (about 1.13 billion U.S. dollars) in the period, according to the customs bureau of Taiyuan, the capital city of the province.
Shanxi traded with 57 B&R countries during the period, with Indonesia coming out on top with an import and export value of 1.93 billion yuan, up 243.5 percent year-on-year.
The main exports were mechanical and electrical products. In the first two months, the province exported 3.13 billion yuan of mechanical and electrical products to B&R countries, up 21.2 percent year on year and accounting for approximately two-thirds of its total exports, according to the customs bureau.