On the 17th, at the 40th China Langfang International Economic and Trade Fair International Cross border E-commerce Development Forum, the General Administration of Customs introduced the import and export situation of China's cross-border e-commerce in 2022, stating that the scale of China's cross-border e-commerce import and export exceeded 2 trillion yuan for the first time, reaching 2.1 trillion yuan, an increase of 7.1% compared to 2021. Cross border e-commerce has injected new momentum into China's foreign trade development.
Lv Daliang, spokesperson for the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Department of Statistics and Analysis: In recent years, China's cross-border e-commerce has developed rapidly, and its advantages and potential in "buying the world and selling the world" continue to be unleashed. More and more consumers around the world are enjoying more choices and convenience brought by cross-border e-commerce.
According to statistics from China Customs, in 2022, the scale of cross-border e-commerce imports and exports in China accounted for 4.9% of the total import and export value of goods trade, which is basically the same as in 2021. Among them, exports reached 1.53 trillion yuan, an increase of 10.1%, accounting for 6.4% of the country's total export value; Imports amounted to 527.8 billion yuan, a decrease of 0.8%, accounting for 2.9% of the country's total import value.
Among China's cross-border e-commerce export destinations, the US market accounts for 34.3% and the UK accounts for 6.5%; Among the sources of imports, Japan accounts for 21.7% of China's total cross-border e-commerce imports, while the United States accounts for 17.9%. Among export commodities, consumer goods account for 92.8%, with clothing, shoes, and bags accounting for 33.1%, and electronic products such as mobile phones accounting for 17.1%; Among imported goods, consumer goods account for 98.3%, with beauty and toiletries accounting for 28.4% and fresh food accounting for 14.7%.
Lv Daliang, spokesperson for the General Administration of Customs and Director of the Department of Statistics and Analysis: Since the beginning of this year, cross-border e-commerce has continued to maintain a growth momentum. According to a customs survey of enterprises, over 70% of them expect stable or growth in cross-border e-commerce imports and exports in 2023.