There is still much pressure on small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in foreign trade in particular, Ren told a news briefing in Beijing. For example, many are unable to accept new orders or are seeing higher revenue without boosts to profits, he said.

China's exports have repeatedly beaten expectations this year on strong overseas demand, helping to drive economic growth.
However a surge in raw material prices has increased cost pressures on firms. Factory gate inflation hit a 26-year high in October.

China will enhance the role of export credit insurance and the ability of enterprises to deal with exchange rate risks, Ren added.