Annual Merchandise Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Source:UN Comtrade
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Exports of goods from China in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

The value of total exports from China totaled $ 2.26 trillion in 2017. Merchandise exports from China increased by 7.9% compared to 2016. goods exports grew up by $ 165 billion in 2017 (merchandise exports from China amounted to $2.09 trillion in 2016)

China exports 2017 by country

The main export destinations of commodities from China in 2017 were

  • USA with share of 19% (430 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with share of 12.3% (279 billion US$)
  • Korea with share of 9.62% (177 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 8.99% (165 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with share of 8.45% (155 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 8.37% (154 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 6.06% (137 billion US$)
  • China with share of 7.17% (132 billion US$)
  • Korea with share of 4.53% (102 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 5.25% (96 billion US$)

Exports structure from China in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 26% (590 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 17.2% (390 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.93% (88 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 3.24% (73 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.17% (71 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 3.13% (71 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.11% (70 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.97% (67 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.5% (56 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.41% (54 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

What did China export in 2017?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from China in 2017:

  • 7.73% ($175 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 7.03% ($159 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 3.02% ($68 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.35% ($53 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 1.51% ($34 billion): 8473 - Parts and accessories (other than covers, carrying cases and the like) suitable for use solely or principally with machines of headings 84.69 to 84.72.
  • 1.37% ($31 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.25% ($28 billion): 9405 - Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.25% ($28 billion): 9013 - Liquid crystal devices not constituting articles provided for more specifically in other headings; lasers, other than laser diodes; other optical appliances and instruments, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.17% ($26 billion): 4202 - Trunks, suit-cases, vanity-cases, executive-cases, brief-cases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travelling-bags, insulated food or beverages bags, toilet bags, rucksacks, handbags, shopping-bags, wallets, purses, map-cases, cigarette-cases, tobacco-pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle-cases, jewellery boxes, powder-boxes, cutlery cases and similar containers, of leather
  • 1.17% ($26 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.

The value of total imports to China totaled $ 1.84 trillion in 2017. Merchandise imports to China increased by 16.1% compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 255 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to China was equal to $1.58 trillion in 2016)

China imports 2017 by country

The largest trade partners (import of goods) of China in 2017 were

  • USA with share of 19% (430 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with share of 12.3% (279 billion US$)
  • Korea with share of 9.62% (177 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 8.99% (165 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with share of 8.45% (155 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 8.37% (154 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 6.06% (137 billion US$)
  • China with share of 7.17% (132 billion US$)
  • Korea with share of 4.53% (102 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 5.25% (96 billion US$)

Imports structure to China in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 24% (457 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 13.5% (249 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.85% (163 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.85% (126 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 5.62% (103 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.29% (79 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.74% (69 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.54% (65 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.02% (55 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.41% (44 billion US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder

What did China import in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to China in 2017:

  • 14.1% ($261 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 8.88% ($163 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 4.14% ($76 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 2.78% ($51 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.7% ($49 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.24% ($41 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 2.14% ($39 billion): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 2.02% ($37 billion): 9013 - Liquid crystal devices not constituting articles provided for more specifically in other headings; lasers, other than laser diodes; other optical appliances and instruments, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.79% ($33 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.52% ($28 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
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