China's new China covid-19 pneumonia has brought serious impact on the global supply chain industry chain. China has made important contributions to stabilizing the global industrial chain supply chain by good epidemic prevention and control and strong manufacturing capability, and has also effectively promoted the strong growth of China's foreign trade. In this process, the majority of small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises have shown strong resilience, effectively coping with difficulties such as international logistics obstruction and repeated epidemics, and effectively supporting the strong growth of China's foreign trade.
In the past year, the export of small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises continued to grow at a high speed. According to the survey of the China Council for the promotion of international trade, except that the export of small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises fell due to the "Spring Festival effect" of export at the beginning of the year, the export index of small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises maintained a high level in most months and increased significantly compared with the same period in 2020. Even in the second half of 2021, when the international freight rates continued to be high and some routes were even "hard to find a box", the export index of small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises was still at a high level, rising from 70.9 in January to 74.8 in December, in sharp contrast to the sharp fluctuation at the beginning of the outbreak of the epidemic in 2020. In 2021, China provided the world with a large number of epidemic prevention materials, daily consumer goods and many important parts, most of which came from small and medium-sized enterprises.