East China's Anhui province exported 18,000 tons of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the first three quarters this year, up 7.9 percent from the same period a year ago, customs statistics showed.
The value of the province’s TCM exports totaled 650 million yuan ($98.35 million) from January to September, up 12 percent year on year, according to Hefei Customs.
In September alone, the province exported 2,086 tons of TCM worth 65.08 million yuan, up 46.4 percent and 42.2 percent, respectively.
On a monthly basis, the province’s TCM exports rose 24.5 percent in September.
Privately-owned enterprises exported 610 million yuan of TCM during the Jan-Sept period, accounting for 94 percent of the provincial total.
The province exported 210 million yuan of TCM to South Korea in the first three quarters, down 13.4 percent year on year. Its TCM exports to ASEAN countries increased 66.1 percent to 170 million yuan.