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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Imports of goods to the USA 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 imports to the USA from China totaled $ 526 billion in 2017. Grows of merchandise imports to the USA from China reached 9.24% in value terms compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 44 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to the USA from China were $481 billion in 2016)

Share of China in total imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to the USA amounted to 21 percent (526 billion USD) in 2017 of 2.4 trillion USD - value of total imports of commodity group TOTAL to the USA in 2017. Share of China in imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to the USA increased by 0.432 p.p. compared to 2016 (it was 21 peercent in 2016, and total merchandise imports to the USA amounted to 2.24 trillion USD).

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

  • 27% (145 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 22% (116 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.62% (34 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 5.08% (26 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.35% (17.6 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.95% (15.5 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.83% (14.8 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.82% (14.8 billion US$): 64 - Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
  • 2.56% (13.5 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 2.4% (12.6 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did USA import from China in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to the USA from China in 2017:

  • 14.1% ($74 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.
  • 11.2% ($59 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.
  • 2.95% ($15.5 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.
  • 2.44% ($12.8 billion): 9503 - Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
  • 2.35% ($12.3 billion): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 2.14% ($11.2 billion): 9401 - Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
  • 1.89% ($9.94 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.44% ($7.61 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.
  • 1.31% ($6.93 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.
  • 1.26% ($6.64 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
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