BEIJING, May 9 (Xinhua) -- The trade volume between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan reached 12.38 billion U.S. dollars in the first two months of this year, with a year-on-year increase of 18.8 percent, according to Taiwan media.
Taiwan has a 5.66 billion U.S. dollars' trade surplus to the mainland in January and February, a rise of 17.2 percent over last year.
It's export to the mainland stood at 9.02 billion U.S. dollars in the first two months, a year-on-year growth of 18.3 percent. It accounts for 27.9 percent of its total export.
Its exported goods are mainly electric machinery and accessories, optical products, machines, plastic products and organic chemical products.
Meanwhile, Taiwan had imported goods worth 3.36 billion U.S. dollars from the mainland, up 20.2 percent, accounting for 11 percent of its total import.
Taiwan's major imports included electric machinery and accessories, mining fuels, toys and sports products.
Statistics of the Ministry of Commerce show that the Chinese mainland is Taiwan's No. 1 export market, while Taiwan is mainland's second largest import market.