BEIJING – China’s e-commerce logistics sector reported robust growth in August, propelled by strong demand, according to an industrial survey conducted by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and e-commerce giant JD.com.

The index tracking e-commerce logistics activities rose to 109.2 points last month, up from 108 points in July, showed the survey.

The total demand for e-commerce logistics rose steadily in the period, with the sub-index tracking the total business volume coming in at 124.7 points, up 4.4 points from the previous month, and central regions of China posted strong performances with month-on-month growth of over 10 points.

The survey attributed the demand increase to easing pressure from floods in the country’s southern regions and a favorable COVID-19 epidemic containment trend, as well as the reopening of schools in September.

Demand for e-commerce in rural areas maintained its growth momentum, with the sub-index tracking e-commerce logistics in these regions standing at 120.2 points, up 3.5 points from July.

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