Detailed International Merchandise Trade Statistics (UN Comtrade)
Publication date: 15 May 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Source:UN Comtrade
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Exports of goods from China to the USA in 2016

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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 to the USA totaled $ 385 billion in 2016. Merchandise exports from China to the USA decreased by 5.92% during last year merchandise exports decreased by $ 24 billion (in 2015, sales of goods from China to the USA were $409 billion)

Share of the USA in total exports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" from China was 18.3 percent (385 billion USD) in 2016 of 2.09 trillion USD - value of cumulative exports of commodity group TOTAL from China in 2016. Share of the USA in exports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" from China grew up by 0.353 p.p. in value terms compared to 2015 (it was 18 peercent in 2015, and cumulative exports of goods from China were 2.27 trillion USD).

Exports structure from China to the USA in 2016 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 24% (92 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 20% (79 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.1% (27 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 4.17% (16 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 3.82% (14.7 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.71% (14.3 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.6% (13.9 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.41% (13.1 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.15% (12.1 billion US$): 64 - Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
  • 2.56% (9.87 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did China export to the USA in 2016?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from China to the USA in 2016:

  • 11% ($42 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.
  • 7.21% ($27 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.
  • 3.01% ($11.6 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.
  • 2.44% ($9.43 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 2.2% ($8.52 billion): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 2.13% ($8.24 billion): 8528 - Reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus; video monitors and video projectors.
  • 2.07% ($8.01 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.
  • 2.05% ($7.91 billion): 9401 - Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
  • 1.69% ($6.51 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.
  • 1.52% ($5.88 billion): 9503 - Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
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