China's mainland customs authority said on Monday trade with Taiwan would continue maintaining the current momentum to grow steadily.
The file photo shows people choose commodities in a mainland-Taiwan commodity trade center based in Xiamen, capital city of southeast China's Fujian Province.
According to the mainland's General Administration of Customs, trade between the mainland and Taiwan in August amounted to US$12.23 billion, in which the mainland's imports were worth US$9.7 billion and exports to Taiwan achieved a record US$2.52 billion.
Through August, trade between the mainland and Taiwan totaled US$93.11 billion, soaring 20 percent year on year. The growth rate was 7 percentage points higher than last year's figure.
In a breakdown, the mainland imported US$75.01 billion of goods from Taiwan, up 20.2 percent, while its exports to Taiwan were valued at US$18.1 billion, up 19.3 percent from a year earlier.
The mainland customs said favorable economic policies, including weekend cross-Strait charter flights and allowing mainland tourists to visit Taiwan, were laying a solid foundation for the development of closer trade relations between the mainland and Taiwan.