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Ningbo's Trade with Central and Eastern European Countries Ushered in a "Good Start"

As the third China-CEEC Expo approaches, Ningbo is slowly entering the "Central and Eastern European Time".

On March 9, it was learned from Ningbo Customs that from January to February this year, Ningbo's economic and trade with Central and Eastern European countries ushered in a "good start", and Ningbo's imports from Central and Eastern European countries reached 2.69 billion yuan, a significant increase of 84.9% year-on-year.

Among them, raw materials such as automobiles and copper and agricultural products are the main imported commodities. Taking automobiles as an example, from January to February, imports of automobiles (including chassis) from Central and Eastern European

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Ningbo's Total GDP Exceeded 1.5 Trillion Yuan

Yesterday, the Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Statistics and the Ningbo Investigation Team of the National Bureau of Statistics announced the city's economic operation in 2022. According to the results of the unified accounting of the province's gross regional product, Ningbo's total GDP reached 1.57043 billion yuan last year, an increase of 3.5% year-on-year at comparable prices, an increase of 0.5 percentage points higher than the national and 0.4 percentage points higher than that of the province; the total GDP accounted for more than 20% of the province for the first time, reaching 20.2%, an increase of 0.3 percentage points over the previous year.

In the past year, Ningbo has fully implemented a series of decisions and deployments of the state, provinces, and municipalities to stabilize the economic market, promoted economic stability and quality improvement with extraordinary efforts, and joined hands with various market entities to tide over the difficulties, and the city's economy showed a positive trend of stabilization under pressure. The three industries have gradually recovered, the three major needs have made concerted efforts, the cultivation of emerging kinetic energy has been accelerated, and the social and people's livelihood protection has been strong, achieving a good start in the construction of a modern coastal metropolis.

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Ningbo to set up inbound tourism stores in Bulgaria

At 6 pm local time on February 27, the cultural tourism promotion conference of Beijing and Ningbo (two cities along the Grand Canal) was held in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The purpose of this event is to publicize the historical origin of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and the cultural charm of Beijing and Ningbo, and to boost the cooperation in the tourism field between China and Bulgaria.

Sofia is 10,571 kilometers away from Ningbo, but the two cities have a long history of interaction. In 2015, Ningbo-CEEC Tourism Cooperation and Exchange Conference launched the activity of “1,000 Ningbo people traveling to Central and Eastern Europe”. In 2016, Ningbo was elected as the “capital of East Asian culture”, and started the dialogue with such “capitals of European culture” such as Provdiv of Bulgaria. In 2019, Ningbo launched the plan of “1000 Ningbo people in 100 tourist groups visiting Bulgaria”.

The white crab and yellow croaker dishes, and such special gifts from Ningbo as Yue Kiln celadon and tea appeal greatly to the local people of Sofia.

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Hundreds of business groups to go out for more foreign investment

Hundreds of business teams involving over 1000 enterprises and more than 10,000 personnel will be organized from next April to go out to develop the overseas market, attract foreign investment, and boost the quality of opening up, the authority announced yesterday afternoon.

 Under the implication of unexpected factors such as global inflation and energy crisis, this year witnessed unprecedented pressure on the city's foreign trade and foreign investment, arousing the urgent demands from foreign trade enterprises to stabilize orders and expand the market. However, many players remain apprehensive about "going out".

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