Chinese mainland trade with Hong Kong and Macao rose last year, a Ministry of Commerce report said Monday.
Trade volume between the mainland and Hong Kong rose 31.8 percent year on year to 230.58 billion U.S. dollars in 2010, with the mainland's exports up 31.3 percent to 218.32 billion dollars and imports up 40.9 percent to 12.26 billion dollars.
The mainland approved 13,070 mainland investment projects by Hong Kong merchants in 2010, up 22.1 percent from the previous year.
Actual investment reached 60.57 billion U.S. dollars, up 31.5 percent year on year.
Trade volume between the mainland and Macao reached 2.26 billion U.S. dollars in 2010, up 8 percent from the previous year.
Mainland exports to Macao rose 15.7 percent to 2.14 billion dollars while imports fell 49.8 percent to 120 million dollars.