The general administration of customs released the foreign trades of the fourth quarter this year on January 14, 2019. According to the customs statistics, in the fourth quarter of 2018, gross import and export value amounted 30.51 trillion yuan, compared with the same time last year (deduction of the exchange rate factor. similarly hereinafter) increased by 9.7%. Of which, exports 16.42 trillion yuan, increased 7.1%; imports 14.09 trillion yuan, increased 12.9%. Accumulation trade surplus attained 2.33 trillion yuan, decreased 18.3%.