Trade growth to pick up slightly this year
Updated: 2013-04-29 01:10
The MOC said in a report on the country's trade situation that trade environments at home and abroad have improved compared with last year.
"Positive signs are on the rise in the global economy," the report said, citing improving real estate and job markets in the United States and the EU's emphasis on both fiscal consolidation and economic growth, as well as strong growth vitality in emerging economies.
"If the external environment does not exhibit dramatic changes, exports and imports in 2013 will continue to show steady growth momentum," the report said.
However, a substantial rebound in foreign trade is not likely this year, as the economic situation is very complicated and risks are still relatively high, the report said.
The ministry said it will maintain consistent trade policies, continue to implement policies to promote trade growth and push for the balanced development of foreign trade.