The value of medical equipment exports via Guangdong province grew 17.2% year-on-year to $90.6 million in January, local customs authority figures have shown. Exports of massaging devices declined 24.3% year-on-year to $19.7 million; exports of blood pressure measurers were up 40.8% to $9.9 million; exports of MRI devices were up 79% to $7.2 million. Exports to the US were up 59.5% to $23.9 million; exports to the EU were down 8.8% to $19.4 million; exports to Hong Kong were up 12.8% to $11.6 million; these 3 markets accounted for 60.6% of the province's total exports. Exports made by foreign funded firms were up 34.1% to $55.3 million; exports made by Chinese private firms were up 4.4% to $24.4 million; exports made by Chinese state-owned firms were up 13.8% to $9.8 million.
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