Xinjiang China's auto exports to central Asia double in 2011

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China-made automobiles exported to central Asian nations from Xinjiang more than doubled last year to 16,000 units, according to local customs, Xinhua News Agency reported.
The revenue of these auto exports also grew by 120 percent to 680 million U.S. dollars, the figures released by the Xinjiang customs office show. Over 80 percent of the auto products exported to the Central Asia market from China's northwestern autonomous region were heavy trucks.
Xinjiang's customs attributed the sharp rise in auto exports to the economic recovery in Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan and the attraction of low cost but high quality China-made automobiles, the news agency said.