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1st quarter’s import and export volume of Ningbo Port exceeds ¥430 billion

It was learned from Ningbo Customs a few days ago that the import and export volume of Ningbo Port in the first quarter was 434.85 billion yuan, an increase of 28.5% over the same period last year. Among them, the export value was 307.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 34.6%; the import value was 127.75 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15.9%.

In the first quarter, the import and export volume of general trade at Ningbo Port was 388.12 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 32.7%, accounting for 89.3% of the total import and export value of Ningbo Port in the same period, an increase of 2.8 percentage points from the same period last year. Among them, the export value was 280.82 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 35.2%; the import value was 107.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.5%.

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All fine days in central city in the first quarter

On the morning of 26 April, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment issued an air quality report in the first quarter. In the first three months this year, the ambient air quality in central city ranked 14th among the country’s 168 key cities with a 100 percent of air quality excellent rate.

The report showed that from January to March, the ambient air quality composite index in central city was 3.64, ranking 5th in the province, with an excellent rate of 100.0% and up 3.3 percentage points year-on-year.

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Survey: Ningbo adults read an average of 5.25 books in 2020

Adults in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province read an average of 5.25 paper books in 2020, up from 4.99 books a year earlier, according to a survey released by the China Academy of Press and Publication on April 23.

The survey stated that 91.2 percent of adults in the city read materials such as books, newspapers, and digital publications last year, 0.4 percentage points higher than in 2019 and much higher than the national average.

More than 83.2 percent of adults from Ningbo accessed digital content via mobile phones and had an average reading span of 134.34 minutes per day.

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Ningbo to lend support to 11 underdeveloped counties in Sichuan

Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province will lend support to 11 counties of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province.

The 11 counties are: Zhaojue county, Jinyang county, Ganluo county, Yuexi county, Xide county, Butuo county, Puge county, Yanyuan county, Meigu county, Leibo county and Muli Tibetan autonomous county.

These counties have been paired with Ningbo under the east-west poverty relief program launched by the central government, which sees more prosperous provinces and municipalities in East China lend support to underdeveloped regions in the country.

Ningbo will help the counties achieve economic growth by implementing measures including boosting the exchanges between cadres and talents, strengthening industrial cooperation and channeling more social capital to the region.

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Zhejiang's GDP rises 19.5 percent in Q1

The Information Office of the Zhejiang provincial government released its latest economic data at a news conference on April 25.

According to the office, the province generated 1.63 trillion yuan ($251.74 billion) in gross domestic product over the first quarter of this year, up 19.5 percent year-on-year.

The value added in the province's primary, secondary, and tertiary industries in Q1 rose by 2.8 percent, 27.1 percent, and 15.4 percent year-on-year to 33.7 billion yuan, 638.2 billion yuan, and 962.8 billion yuan respectively.

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